Our Kalama public school operating fund levy was not passed with only 38.22% of the eligible voters taking the effort to vote.
This level of turnout implies that only about one third of our citizens care about education and the betterment of our children. Some would say that that this dismal voting record is because people are too lazy to take the effort to vote. How much effort and time does it take to check one box, sign and mail one ballot that doesn’t even require a stamp?
Sixty percent of our citizens are allowing a one third of our citizens to run the city and school district. Failing to vote in our elections is relinquishing our authority as citizens and therefore we have no right to complain about what and how things are done.
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We have fought wars to maintain our rights to vote and many have died doing so. Voting maintains our power over those people who would try to control our lives to their personal betterment.
We must vote in order to maintain our representative democracy and in Washington state it takes almost no personal effort to vote. You won’t miss it until you lose it.
Please everyone, vote and have your voice heard and rights protected.
James Dennis Langham