We all get excited about the National Election for president, where our vote is 1 out of 100 million. We should get more excited about local races, where our vote could be one out of 100 or less.
In Civics 100 and Civics 101 I covered the two “big governments” we live under. We, and the media, pay a lot of attention to who is in Washington, and we generally know who is the governor of our state. But there’s another layer of government below them, which impacts us every single day, and can be considered “where the rubber meets the road:” The local governments. It can be a village, town, city, county, or all of them, but those are the ones that handle the services we most take for granted. They’re also the governments which are most ignored by many of the political activists.
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