[Pen on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color.]
Maybe the world is going to shit (maybe???), and the elites in the positions of power have obviously been bought and sold to special interests, but what I CAN affect on an everyday level is my LOCAL situation. I try to vote in every election, regardless of how small or seemingly unimportant the issues, if it's a local vote. My town ain't that big, so even a few votes can sway the outcome of an issue---and in my view, schools are essential, which is what THIS vote was about. Schools (should) teach kids how to reason, how to evaluate data, and how to express themselves. I ALWAYS vote in the elections where schools are involved... Let my voice count!!!
---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)