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Your Vote is Just the Beginning

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It may seem like the campaign season would never end, and your vote was the end of that very long process.  While it is certainly the end of all the political commercials, your vote wasn’t the end.  It’s really just the beginning.  One Iowan put it best in a recent letter to the editor:

No matter who is elected, it is our responsibility to make sure our representatives at the local, state, and federal level know what issues or legislation are important to us.

If you do not let your elected officials know what matters to you, how then can they do their job, their job of representing you?  So your vote is the beginning. 

Your job now is to make sure your elected officials know what issues matter to you, and how proposals they are considering will affect you, your business, your family and your community.  If you don’t, then can you really complain about “politics as usual?” Each month we’ll give you a few ideas to get you started. 

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NOVEMBER ADVOCACY IDEA:  Introduce yourself to your newly elected officials.