What an interesting Presidential election year. I saw a recent poll that shows more than half of those being polled did not consider either the republican or democratic candidate to be trustworthy. Some have compared these percentages to those of "Tricky Dick" Nixon from the end of his presidency. Perhaps you have felt the same way and are feeling a little "discouraged" about the whole political process as we approach election day in November. Well, I have a solution.. GO GET YA SOME.
Go get ya some enthusiasm about the political process. The fact that we live in a country that allows for a democratic process should not be taken for granted. I am so thankful to all of those individuals that have fought to ensure those freedoms, that I can't help but feel an obligation to exercise those rights.
It’s true that our single vote may not have much impact on the presidential race, but it could have a "huuggee" impact on Wyoming's election results. A couple of years ago, a good friend of mine ran against an incumbent for a house district seat here in Wyoming. This was his first time attempting such a feat; and he nearly won. He only lost it by 3 votes. In one of the primary races this year, the margin of victory was 2 votes. Why not be enthusiastic about the fact that your vote can make a difference.
If these two previous points don't "wet your whistle", then please go volunteer to help your candidate in their campaign. You can contact them by e-mail or, in most cases, by phone. The legislative website for the state
has all the contact information for your candidate. I know that if you can navigate EHR's, PQRS, MU, MIPS and the other letters of the Medicare alphabet soup, you can surely find your candidate's e-mail on the state's website. Making a little effort to befriend your candidate will yield a better appreciation for them and their goals to make a difference for the state of Wyoming. Why not be the person they trust when it comes to certain health care legislative issues. A couple of hours putting up some signs or knocking on a few doors will help YA GET SOME enthusiasm.
The WOA needs each of us as the WOA is made up of each of us. I implore you to go out and do something to help the political process. Step outside of your comfort zone and call that legislator NOW. And don't forget to extend an invitation to them to attend our legislative reception on January 26th
, 2017. (Yes, this means that we would like you to be there too).