“I may not have a vote, but I do have a voice.”
A local teenager (14) attended a town hall meeting held by one of her elected representatives. She took the opportunity to ask a legitimate question. The representative dodged the issue. She persisted, and restated the question. The representative again dodged and managed to avoid giving a real answer.
She was not impressed. So she looked around and found a candidate who better matched her views. She contacted the candidate’s campaign and volunteered to help. As the election approached, she made her own campaign sign to waive on a street corner with other campaign volunteers.
In addition to the main campaign message, she added her own piece of political commentary – “I may not have a vote, but I do have a voice.”
Some people might think that she’s just a kid. But this kid has a voice that roars.
I may not have a vote, but I do have a voice.
Voting is critically important. But voting is just one part of the political process. Engaging in community dialog is a necessary part of understanding the issues and developing the best solutions possible.
Let your voice be heard and let your ideas be heard. Be willing to listen to other ideas and understand other perspectives. There is no idea so perfect that it cannot be improved on.
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