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Remember What Your Elected Official Does
Now is the time, more than ever, to remember what your elected official does and says and to assess if he or she is functioning in your best interest. Clearly, we are witnessing the misguidance and damage that elected officials can cause by what they say, or fail to say, and by what they do or fail to do. We must hold them accountable.
Examples abound that show the impact of their actions or inactions. What has your elected officials said or fail to say, did or fail to do as the struggle to stop the crippling and deadly Covid pandemic continues? What has been the response and position of your elected officials in trying to get at the truth about what happened with the January 6 invasion of the nation’s capitol? These are important issues that you should remember what your elected official does to resolve them.
There are many issues at the local, state, and national level that each of us should be paying close attention to, and see what the elected officials that we voted for is doing to solve them. Are their words and actions in the best interest of yourself, your family, your community, city, state, and nation? Now is the time to pay careful attention, and then remember what your elected official
does or doesn’t do to solve the critical issues we face.
Much of the suffering and deaths caused by Covid, much of the virulent political polarization and division, and much of the racial strife can be traced directly to the speech and behavior of elected officials. Every voter should ask during the next election cycle whether the person you voted for represented your interests, your values, and your beliefs. Do not fail to remember what your elected official does and says when it counts.
You are not powerless. Elected officials are the people’s employees. They work for us. We pay their salaries through the taxes we pay. We have no one to blame but ourselves if we do not hold them accountable. We have no one to blame but ourselves if we do not let them know that what they say and do is critically important to our quality of life.
Remember what your elected official does and says and vote them in our out, accordingly. You can have the final say when you cast your next vote.
I am SO glad you focused this post on elected officials rather than the vague expression “leaders.” It irks me to no end when I see news enterprises and journalists use a term that is so misleading. THANK you.