artwork (c) James Jean
So, many of you probably fall in to one of two camps. You either feel that since there isn't a presidential election, there's little reason to vote. Or you never vote anyway because you see the process as rigged and that your vote doesn't matter. I'm here to tell you that you're wrong...at least partially.
Your local elections are extremely important. Besides the fact that local officials have the most impact on your day-to-day lives, they also serve to set the table for agendas on a state and national level. Local government, the choices they make or don't make, gives you an insight as to how the parties think. Make yourself heard. Cast your vote.
What I won't argue with is that there currently seems to be little difference between the only two parties we really have to choose from. But this is more true on the national stage where the only real interest is in protecting the ruling class and the corporations they own. Which is why we need to start voting our conscious. We have to stop choosing between the lesser of two evils and start picking a third option, one that represents what we represent. But this only happens if you actually go and vote.
Remember, the powers that be are counting on your silence.