Written by: Vicki Zeller, MCCOY Board Member
I understand how it is easy to become jaded during the election season. I admit to moments I refer to as “election rage”. This is the overwhelming desire to hurl the closest object at my TV as the barrage of negative ads appears on the screen. It causes me to frantically search for the remote in a desperate attempt to change the channel before the ad can emit five words. All the while pleading with the candidates to stop telling me what is terrible about their opponent and please, please just tell me their plan and vision.
In 2008 only 64% of eligible voters turned out to vote. OK. Let’s be honest. Your individual vote will most likely not change your state from red to blue or blue to red. However, many local elections are decided by a room full of people. Your elected officials will be voting on legislation that impacts your community and your children. Not sure what the recent legislation is? That’s where MCCOY can help. Go to http://www.mccoyouth.org/images/stories/2012_Voting_Record_for_State_Legislators_FINAL_on-line.pdfto see what legislature was voted on in the last year and how your officials voted. It really is that easy. When you are done looking at all the user friendly info MCCOY has compiled and you’ve made your decision…..GO VOTE. It does matter.