How do you find information about the candidate you vote for?

A friend who recently moved to a new community asked me how to find factual information about the November ballot candidates. As I thought about this, you would likely know little about local candidates unless you have lived in the same place all your life.

While we are all bombarded by flyers, commercials, and social media, we only learn what the candidates want us to know. I suggested she attend candidate forums conducted by the League of Women Voters, attend sessions sponsored by both parties, and spend time questioning the candidate should they come to your door.

I’d be interested in learning how you get to know the person who gets your vote. Please share your method of judging candidates.

that’s 30 for today.

Current Events

It is unbelievable what is happening in our country. Recent events leave me mostly dumbfounded. Some say I consume too much news, and I should tune it out. But I’m thinking that may be part of the problem.
We have become numb as a nation. We haven’t, until last week, raised our voices and demanded peace and civility.

I was pleased to see the diversity in the crowds of people protesting the treatment of our black neighbors. I was shocked to see the many incidents of unnecessary force. I agree it is time to evaluate the structure and policies of our law enforcement agencies. Many dedicated public servants are doing a great job, and I’m sure they, with the public, can develop the reforms. Actions to prevent the deaths we have seen over and over again.

The threat of federal involvement in local affairs is of great concern. We have a President that is not capable of leading or allowing those with the expertise to address our problems. His “photo op” in front of the church is disgusting and shows how low he will stoop to get attention.

I hope that the thousands of those protesting on the streets of cities around the county will now transition to a voter registration effort. We need to get this person and his enablers out of office.

Let us all pray for our country.