Letters to the Editor: Stay involved in the political process

Since the November election there has been a dramatic increase in civic engagement in our state and nation. People have formed discussion groups, attended rallies, written letters, and set their social media networks humming. These are all promising signs of an alert and committed democratic electorate.
To translate all this energy into real change we need to engage in the electoral process. Concerned citizens should consider running for office, recruiting and supporting candidates, or otherwise helping to shape political policies.
Right now the major political parties in Vermont are going through the biennial reorganization process — organizing at the town level to elect delegates to the county committees which will then participate at the state party level. All registered Vermont voters are welcome to participate in this grassroots, accessible route to political involvement. The list of organizational caucuses of the local Democratic Party appears on page 9B of the Sept. 7 issue of this paper. The next meeting of the Addison County Democratic Committee is at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25, at the Illsley Library.
Please join us to help keep alive this momentum for the change we need.
Spencer Putnam
Secretary, Addison County Democratic Committee

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