Democracy has long been a defining value in the United States. Now that the presidential election is over and our democracy is intact, what can you do as a constituent to stay involved and to make sure that your voice gets heard?
At PrimeGov, we spent a lot of time thinking about this topic. After various discussions internally, it was imperative that the only way to ensure that we as constituents get our voices heard is to – Go Beyond the Vote and #GetInvolved.
As we brainstormed about the reasons why we should get involved, the following twenty-five reasons stood out. We want to share them with you, hoping that it encourages you to Go Beyond the Vote and get involved with your local government to ensure our democracy continues to thrive.
1. It affects your day-to-day life
2. Affects your personal finances
3. Be heard
4. Learn about government spending habits
5. Learn about legislative processes
6. A variety of perspectives make democracy work
8. Community ownership
9. Power in numbers
10. Showcase your skills
11. Opportunity to serve
12. Local politics dictates what happens in schools
13. Think federal, act local
14. Local politics and local issues often set a precedent for political moves on the state and national levels
15. The most accessible place to change laws is at the city and county levels
16. As a constituent you can hold politicians accountable
17. Run for an office
18. Public safety
19. Advice on hospital spending
20. Inspire others
21. Stay informed on how your council members are voting
22. Find your passion
23. Ask questions
24. Learn how to file a petition for a permit
25. It’s fun
Our civic duty is to engage and get involved to lead the change we want to see in our communities. We encourage you to join us on this journey and Go Beyond the Vote.