Apathy is not an option

Letter to the editor

Posted: Sunday, October 31, 2004

There might be some of us who wonder if it makes any difference whether we vote or not. But, consider, if we do not vote we have no say about who holds office; what taxes we pay and how much; the kind of health care we may or may not receive; the transportation options we are offered; the resource development of our state; the nature of our labor laws; the funding of education. And what is perhaps worse, if we do not participate in the process we have no right to demand or expect accountability from our elected officials.

If we live with inequality, if we witness injustice and do not vote then we pass on the consequences of our apathy to our children and grandchildren.

Let us register our voice and even more, offer to take our neighbor to the polls.

Andrea Doll

Juneau



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