Originally Published: January 3, 2018 5:55 a.m.
Over a year ago voters elected a non-traditional president after one of the most contentious elections in history. Voters sent a message that “politics as usual” was no longer the norm. This deviation has left most of us struggling to adapt to tweets, texts and “fake” news. It is clearly a new era and many of us are uncertain about the future of our democracy.
Uncertainty brings opportunity for action. The mid-term election is less than a year away. In Arizona, state congressional seats, the governor, five state offices and US House and Senate seats are up for re-election. Now is the time for voters to be involved — NOT a week or two before the election. Learn about all candidates, consider the issues facing Arizona and insist that candidates address these issues responsibly and effectively. Put aside party labels and support candidates with a clear plan for resolving the challenges we face as a state and as a nation.
Independent voters are a major voting bloc and it is imperative that they organize to change the status quo. Voters, independent and others, are invited to join the discussion for active engagement in the 2018 elections 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27 at Prescott Family Diner (520 Miller Valley Rd).
Independent Voters for Arizona