Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. - Thomas Jefferson
"When we go to the polls to elect Mayors and City Councilors, a focus on their commitment to equitable delivery of essential public services is important. But quality of life issues are equally important—and equally likely to affect poorer residents more directly. Public transportation may be a lifestyle choice for the executive who leaves his car in the garage and rides the bus to work, but it is likely to be a lifeline for the entry-level worker who can’t afford a car.Too many Americans ignore off-year elections, and only exercise their franchise every four years. But the policies and performance of local and state governments can exacerbate or mitigate inequality. They matter."
"While the presidential campaigns get most of the media spotlight, the president doesn’t have as much of a direct impact on the lives of citizens as you might think. Our local elected officials are the ones who dictate the local laws, policies and budgets that affect us the most, and these officials are being elected every year with little citizen involvement."