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Parties are important

For several years before broadcasting my weekly radio show, The Brief Congressional Update, on KYRS Thin Air Community Radio (92.3 and 81.1 FM), I believed that the political party to which one belongs really doesn’t make a big difference – just vote for the person who is honest, has integrity, and is friendly.

Preparing for the radio show by studying local, state and national politics, however, I learned so much, and changed my mind entirely. I realized that the political party to which the candidates belongs makes a HUGE difference. What each party supports is really important, as the controlling party in power makes the decisions about which bills are brought forward to be considered. Even the winner of one seat can flip the power to determine whether or not issues that are so important to the people are presented for a vote.

Please remember what each political party supports in regards to education, health care, environment, veterans affairs, regulations, taxes and human rights. If integrity and honesty are important to you, make your choice by considering which political party as well as which candidate reflects your values. An informed choice can be made by consulting your Voters Guide. Submit your ballot in the mail or dropbox near you as soon as possible to make sure your vote is counted.

This year’s important election will set the trajectory for the country for many years to come.

Nancy Street



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