Midterm elections are important

The upcoming congressional midterm elections in November are shaping up to be a battle for the heart and soul of our country and potentially the most important election of your lifetime. About 60 percent of all eligible voters vote in the presidential elections, yet historically, less than half of that vote in non-presidential midterm elections. The fact is the president’s main powers are to create a budget based on his or her stances, sign or veto a bill, and enforce those laws. The Congress controls how much funding goes into each aspect of government spending and can amend laws as needed. I can’t stress enough the importance of these midterm elections and urge all my fellow Democrats in the 16th Congressional District to vote on Nov. 4th. I have met and come to believe Randall Olsen (D-IL) is the best candidate to represent us in Congress. But don’t take my word for it; check out his campaign website, www.electrolsen.com and see for yourself. I also believe it is important we get involved, volunteer, or donate when possible. Remember, if you don’t vote, someone else will make the decision for you.

Art Bardsley
Precinct Committeeman Harlem 10
Loves Park, Ill.

From the May 28-June 4, 2014, issue

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