It's your money. The elected officials you vote for will decide how much of our wealth to invest in public services and how to fairly share the tax burden.
It's your children's education.
You elect local and state school board members who set public education policy and budgets that will affect how well prepared your children and grandchildren will be for the future. Decisions by our legislators, governor, members of Congress and president also affect the public schools-- and the quality and cost of higher education as well.
It's your job. Congress, the president, the governor and your legislators influence what job training is available, minimum wage, pay equity, fairness in hiring, health insurance through your employer, job and pension security, and workplace safety.
It's your health care. Action by the governor, legislature and Congress has made health insurance accessible to thousands but many citizens are still uninsured. Their decisions on Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance laws determine your access to health care.
You breathe the air and drink the water. Your county, state and national elected officials set pollution standards, enforcement strategies and budgets. They plan and zone where roads and industries will be built and how public lands will be used --decisions that can determine how safe your air and water are.