To the editor:
There are two major political groups of elected officeholders in Kansas: Republicans and Democrats. Which group will best preserve or improve safety, welfare, funding, job security, rights, benefits, social support, the economy and future lives of Kansas residents?
That list includes women, children, teachers, students, all education, the poor, disabled, people with special needs, Medicare/Medicaid recipients, the uninsured, gays, the middle class, state workers inside or outside the civil service system, state retirees, union workers, seniors on fixed incomes, minimum-wage earners, registered voters, single parents, Hispanics, African Americans, the unemployed, and the homeless.
Also, which officeholders most likely would reduce or eliminate sales taxes on groceries and/or personal property taxes?
If you are a registered voter who normally votes, this is where your vote should be cast. If you are a registered voter in name only, who never votes, maybe you should rethink that, select a a group and vote accordingly. Your strategy of accepting whatever happens just isn’t working.
If you are not yet registered, maybe you should register, select a group and vote — if not for yourself, for your family’s future and well being. Every vote is so important and every vote counts. The average voter turnout in a statewide elections is about 38 percent to 40 percent who decide your life and future. Is that really worth it?