Duke Cox
League of Women Voters, board member

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August 30, 2012
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LETTER: Be a part of the political process

If you watch television, as most of us do, you cannot help having noticed how much of the advertising you see is political in nature. Not just the campaign ads, but also corporate and other special interest messages focused on politics and policy...not product performance and price. Interest in our nations' future and the direction we are going has created a political dialogue that has seldom, if ever, been more divisive and polarizing.

The consensus of editorial opinion, from all sides, is on the great significance of this upcoming election. I agree. There has never been a time in my 42-year voting experience when it has been more critical that every citizens' voice be heard...every citizens' vote be counted. Now is the time to invest in your citizenship and participate in our great democracy.

The League of Women Voters of Mesa County will have a booth at the Grand Junction Downtown Farmers' Market, starting on Thursday, Sept. 6, and again on the 13th and the 20th. The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of your neighbors, friends, and business associates, has been helping to educate and involve voters for over 90 years. Visit their booth at the Farmers' Market to learn about registration, voting, and how you can be a part of the LWV Candidates Forum on Oct. 2.

The League of Women Voters is committed to informing and empowering all voters. Don't let the name fool you... men are welcome and encouraged to join. So, do your part. Get involved. It has never been more important.


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