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Democratic Party candidates in Albion urge community to fight apathy

Posted 11 March 2014 at 12:00 am

Editor:

Elections in the Village of Albion are March 18, with polls open noon to 9 p.m. As you know, voter turnout is often very low, along with enthusiasm, which we think reflects discouragement about the possibility for change.

It’s true these are difficult times, but that is no reason to give up on the future. There is much to do and business as usual will not get it done. We are in a fight for the life of the community, but cannot afford to continue to raise taxes as the primary response to the needs of our aging village.

We must demand a fairer share of County tax dollars and State aid to help stabilize our tax rate, work steadily to implement the 2013 Comprehensive Plan recommendations, and reach out aggressively to residents, adults and youth, in every way possible to join government in its efforts. Apathy and complacency will not provide the energy and drive needed for us to move forward.

Whether you are discouraged, cynical, bored or just very busy making a living, please show up at Village Hall to vote, and consider voting for us, Row A on the ballot. We are committed, motivated and ready to push for the action needed to help secure a more prosperous future. And, if you want to ask us directly what we’re about, come to our Meet and Greet, Thursday, March 13, at Hoag Library, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Thank you,

Terry Wilbert, Pat Cammarata and Sandy Walter
Trustee Candidates, Village of Albion