You may recognize the reptile to the right of this column. Tuesday’s question is not are you willing to spend 15 minutes to save 15% on car insurance, but are you willing to spend 10 minutes to determine the future direction of your community?
The Free Enterprise Forum estimates total voting time this election will average 10 minutes from the time voters step into the voting location. As an off-off year election, regular readers understand how the import of their vote is multiplied.
Elections Matter – As one who follows local public policy for a living, I firmly believe not only elections matter — voting matters.
The Free Enterprise Forum is a non partisan public policy organization that does not endorse candidates but it does endorse, encourage, and cajole voter participation.
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While I am not one who subscribes to the notion that if you don’t vote you lose your right to complain, I do however believe the future belongs to those who show up and those who stand up.
No, we do not have a multi-million dollar reptilian driven ad campaign to generate voter turnout — all we have is you.
Do your part — vote!
Neil Williamson is the President of The Free Enterprise Forum, a public policy organization covering the City of Charlottesville as well as Albemarle, Greene, Fluvanna, Louisa and Nelson County. For more information visit the website www.freeenterpriseforum.org