It’s our democracy– go and vote!

April 12, 2011 at 12:56 pm 2 comments

Sure, we didn’t want an election again so soon,  but since party leaders have acted, the process is in motion. We may be dissatisfied with what’s happening, but we can do something about it. We can vote.

Don’t know who to vote for or what questions to ask? Ask candidates about their positions on  such things as poverty, climate, a right relationship with indigenous peoples, nuclear disarmament, or restorative justice. These questions may make them stop and think, but that’s okay.

Our national church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada ( ELCIC),  has put out a resource, not to tell us how to vote, but to help us ask important questions of candidates running for office. The 4-page resource covers the above topics and other social justice issues.  I picked up a copy at my church, but it’s also available online for anyone’s use. Go here.

You can also check Vote Compass to see which party you lean toward.

It’s a right, privilege, and responsibility to choose our leaders. Some die for that right.  We can vote, so please do your research, show up at the polls and vote!

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. violet  |  April 13, 2011 at 3:55 am

    Good advice, Carolyn! Did you watch the debate tonight? Good to see we have such a civilized and polite process.

    Reply
    • 2. storygal  |  April 13, 2011 at 11:07 am

      Hello Violet.

      I saw most of the debate. They disagreed a lot, but civilly, while likely biting their tongues too.

      I had to chuckle that the NDP leader used Twitter language and no one else did.

      Reply

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