Saturday, July 18, 2009

My Open Letter To Those That Attended The Giffords Protest

This is a response to a thread on Facebook regarding 'why bother giving time or money to the candidates? All they talk about is what is wrong with Tucson.'

...That's interesting, because I just listened to all four of the Tucson City Council candidates (or their reps) at the LD 30 picnic today. They all spoke positively about Tucson and it's future. Unfortunately you can't fix something, unless you know how it is broken. [The candidates] know that, a few of us know that, but there are A LOT of people that still do not understand just how broken of a system we have here in Tucson. What [the candidates] need now is help to get their positive message out about how they will fix the broken system. When you go to the auto mechanic and he walks in, he doesn't list everything that is right with the car, does he? No, he starts with what is wrong, THEN he tells you how he is going to FIX IT. That is what they are speaking to now. 
To that end, I am walking for Shaun this Saturday, so that he can get his message of 'city-repair' out to the voters. Have you committed to doing something positive for change in this city yet? Have you given your donation to them, so they can get their message out? Have you followed them around to a few public speeches to listen to them? If youhave, then great - talk to THEM and give them feedback. Constructive criticism is always appreciated. Harping on what they are doing wrong? That merely plays into the laize-faire attitude of the undecided voter, who once again says "why bother voting?"

If you are not a part of the solution, you are a part of the problem.

 ***Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.***
Peter Schmugge

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