Letters to the Editor

Snubs are un-American

This is the political season (when isn’t it?) and each candidate is competing for the rare vote by insisting he/she has integrity, believes in transparency, is accessible, and will fairly represent their constituents. We found that isn’t always true.

Our grass-roots coalition, We Believe-We Vote, invited 45 candidates running for contested offices to sit down with us and answer our questionnaire. They had plenty of encouragement to clarify their position. Six men and three women were unwilling to meet with us because they knew we would not agree on many of the issues raised in the survey.

That is disingenuous and un-American. Their rejection was loud and clear: We will only represent people who agree with us; we aren’t interested in your perspective, thank you very much.

You can learn which candidates I’m talking about by reading our voter recommendation at www.WeBelieveWeVote.com. The candidate ratings will tell you who the better candidates for the primary ballot might be.

Penny Lancaster


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