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Get involved in the process

November 4, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

To the editor:

Does the public have a responsibility to know what its elected and appointed officials are doing on their behalf?

Does the public have a duty to be aware of what is going on in the government that decides issues that may affect them for years to come?

Should the public take an active role in learning the issues facing its village, city or county government, and should the public make sure it stays current on those issues?

Your answer should be yes, but, believe me, that is not the way it is. That is why some elected officials are able to do the things they do.

And then we ask, how can that happen. It has been my experience during the last few years to realize how little the general public knows who their elected officials are, let alone some of the issues that affect their pocketbooks.

We like to brag when we have a large voter turnout, but do these voters really know who and what they are voting for?

The public must take more of an active interest in who and what is happening. Elected officials are supposed to be working for us. Don't let them forget that. Please get involved before it's too late.

Harry C. Andrews

Toronto

 
 

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