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Get informed before you go out and vote

• Aug 14, 2018 at 4:00 PM

At what point:

1. Did we stop being civil with one another?

2. Did we lose faith in a free press — a requirement for a healthy democracy?

3. Did the legislature stop reaching across the aisle to enact laws for the benefit of the whole country and all its citizens?

4. Do we hold our legislators accountable for their lack of action to address the issues facing the country? You name the one most important to you — healthcare, wage parity, immigration, equal access to affordable education, whatever is on your list.

5. Do we demand the legislature take the steps necessary to secure the integrity of our vote. Regardless of what Donald Trump says, our intelligence community is among the best in the world and I believe them when they say Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

6. Do we recognize the gaslighting from Trump for what it is and stop. Enough. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it’s a duck.

7. Did we start believing “alternative facts” and only listening to sources that support our positions?

Part of the responsibility of citizenship is to be an informed voter. Go to a town hall, make a phone call. Make an effort to go directly to the candidates of both parties to get your information. Then you can make an informed decision about how to cast your vote.

 

Karen Prelipp

Norwalk

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