We all want to have a great Country. But what are we supposed to do when our elected officials go awry? So many present themselves as caring about our issues when they are candidates, so how can there be such a remarkable transformation after many of them get into office?
How can we hold them accountable?
On our show this week, we talk with one of our favorite citizen lobbyists, Lisa Pannett. She shares with us from her vast experience of holding legislator’s “feet to the fire”.
Here are my suggestions:
- Focus on common values.
- Approach each other with humility and respect.
- Our most powerful weapon is the truth. We must use this as our foundation for every discussion. Truth should be more important than friendships and ambitions, but even if it’s not a shared value, we must never take it out of the dialogue.
We can make a difference!
Please share your experience. What success or failures have you had in keeping your elected officials accountable?
WHAT YOU CAN DO…
1.) We have to understand the issues and the players to be able to hold officeholders accountable. The only way we can keep score is if we take the time to read and learn. Writing letters to the editor, (if they get published), can help others think through the issues. There’s much more on our show today. You can hear it by clicking here.
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