I’ve displayed this video already on this blog.
I want to show it once more as Amarillo and the rest of Texas vote today for local officeholders.
My friend Chris Hays, the general manager of Panhandle PBS, makes a passionate case for why it’s important to vote in these elections.
The short answer? The local offices have more direct impact on our daily lives than the offices at the state or national levels.
And yet … voter turnout for these City Hall, school board and college offices tend to attract dismal turnouts.
The Amarillo City Council election might pull greater than average numbers when all the ballots are counted this evening. City officials will boast about attracting, oh, maybe 20 percent of those who are eligible to vote.
Big bleeping deal!
This is one final plea for those who haven’t yet voted to get out and do so.
It is far better for everyone if you make these critical choices for yourself rather than relying on your neighbor to make them for you.
After all, your neighbor just might have a different view of how your community should work than you do.