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May 20, 2010

COPY-Direct (your) Mail

If you haven't mailed in your special election ballot yet, it's probably too late. It means you sat around for a few weeks and didn't make a decision. Or actually, it means you did make a decision- an active decision to not participate in the democratic process. But that's not a very good decision, is it? We have enough passivity in Hawaii to allow mediocrity to fester in too many official areas- at least that's what some people suggest when they complain about our officials, our roads, our education system, our lack of innovative economic development.

Well, one sure way to ensure that these issues fester and remain unresolved or deteriorate is to not participate, to not make your voice heard, to not actively get involved by phone, mail, e-mail, in person, or by voting. If "same old same old" is your universal mantra, then not simply mailing in your vote any time over the past three weeks in the 1st Congressional District special election is status quo for you, and you should feel comfortable in your decision. My guess is that half the potential voters opted out.

No, you weren't too busy, you didn't simply forget, you made a conscious choice that anything and everything else you did was more important than taking two-minutes to vote and mail it in this month. You get to make the same choice of passive acceptance with two more local elections coming up this fall- or you can exercise your right to vote. Think about it…

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