When it comes to politics, focusing your efforts close to home may be where you can make the most difference.
The Larimer County Republican Party Internal Vice-Chair, Jeremiah Patterson, said in a letter, “There has been a growing trend of focus on and frustration with national politics because it feels like our representatives in Washington D.C. have stopped listening to the average citizen. In fact, according to Real Clear Politics, Congressional job approval ratings are around 15% (average of polls for 7/17-8/19), and the President is doing a little better at 44% (average of polls for 7/28-8/25). I share this frustration and I too want to see our country work well.”
In order to change the politics in Washington D.C., you can focus your efforts in the upcoming November 2013 and November 2014 elections and send the right people to represent you in D.C. and locally.
Jeremiah Patterson said, “It seems the problem lies in the fact that we look to the Federal Government to provide things it was never designed to do. Meanwhile, our local governments, which here in Colorado are legion: Town, City, School Boards, County, special taxation districts, and of course the State government, hardly see any interest from their citizens. These local governments have the greatest impact on our lives and are where we have the greatest voice. It turns out these governments are often better equipped to do many of the things that the Federal Government fails to provide or fix.”
He continues, “What if the 85% of the people that were frustrated with the Federal government focused instead on our local government and elections? What if, in 2013 and 2014, we give out time and attention to our local governments? What if we look for ways in our local communities to solve the problems around us rather than waiting for results from D.C.? It is said that the definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again and expect different results. Perhaps, Larimer County, it's time we tried a new approach. Vote, November 5th, 2013 and November 4th, 2014.”
If you want to find out how to get involved locally, contact Jeremiah Patterson at 970-224-2577. There are plenty of events and opportunities to get involved and make a difference.