Sage Advice From Sam

27 08 2008

I’m posting all of this because it’s that good. It’s important to know more than just the color of Hillary Clinton’s suit last night and how Joe Biden rolled up his sleeves.

While our collective national attention will be focused on conventions, debates and an election between now and November, we can’t forget Tip O’Neill’s reflection that “All politics is local.” So, although contacting your senators and president is important, take a moment today to contact a local elected official. Email someone on the school board or give your city council member a call. Sidewalks, sales tax and sports teams are all affected by local decisions, so make your voice heard in the process. Bonus point for anyone who takes 30 seconds to learn the name of his or her vice-mayor.

Everything is local. Why do you think I talk about rural politics all the time.

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