Bringing the Change That Matters
Letter to the Editor:
If you are an Independent voter, affiliated with neither the Republican nor Democratic party, you and your vote will be wooed in the months leading up to the November general election. As a voting group, Independents may have a huge impact on whether a Democrat or a Republican is elected to represent you in the US House of Representatives for the next two years. Still, that may result in NO CHANGE in the makeup of congress! Your participation in the general election may not be enough to bring about any change.
As an Independent you probably do not participate in the primary elections, thinking that these are only party functions. But this is where the incumbents are most vulnerable! The winners of these primary elections have a 50/50 chance of election in November. If you think your representative should be replaced, your best chance to make this happen is to vote in the primary of his/her party and vote for a challenger.
Even democrats and republicans can "cross party lines" and vote in the "other" primary. We simply must cooperate with each other to bring about "change that matters." Our shared objective should be the defeat of undesired incumbents.
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