After a long, drawn out election cycle, the last thing you probably want to think about is politics. But while it can weigh on our minds, it’s up to us, voters, to elect leaders into office that we can depend on to help lead not on the national level, but the local level as well. These are the people tasked with bettering our communities and being a collective voice.
While you’re likely never going to have a one on one meeting with the President of the United States, your local leaders have just as much power inflicting change in not only your community, but their community as well. These elected leaders are our friends, neighbors, and the voice for the community.
Think about it this way – maybe the curbs in your neighborhood are crumbling and it’s up to your town or city to replace them. This would be the perfect opportunity to reach out to your local leaders such as city council members or the mayor, to voice your concerns.
Maybe you’re new to the area. Or maybe you’re unaware of your local representatives. Well, you’re in luck. The State of Indiana offers a helpful tool (https://www.in.gov/sos/elections/2681.htm) where you can type in your address and it will tell you who your representatives are ranging from the federal level all the way down to your local schoolboard members. In addition to listing these individual, it also gives you the resources to get in touch with their office.
Let your voice be heard!