Letter to the Editor: North Country People Can Improve Politics
As a young person, a new voter and someone who cares about our country, I recognize the need for involvement in the political process. But I also understand why not everyone wants to get involved. The political atmosphere is often negative and disengaging. Politicians lie and play dirty tricks, making the system undesirable to be a part of.
I believe that we, together, have the ability to change our politics for the better. In my full-hearted belief, that begins with getting active even in the face of adversity; we need to vote for candidates who will unify people and share in our belief of a more active and open political process.
That’s why I am proud to be a Teen for Tedra. She refuses PAC money, making her open and beholden to her constituents, not special interests. Tedra encourages teen involvement in her campaign in a positive way, promoting the responsibility of civil service even on the grass-roots level.
Most importantly, Tedra listens to the concerns of all voters and residents regardless of who they are, Republican or Democrat, teen or adult. She understands that it is all of us together who make the north country what it is, and she knows that representatives must advocate for everyone, not just their supporters. Those are the reasons I will be casting my ballot for Tedra Cobb on Nov. 6, and I hope you will join me.
Matthew Taylor, Greenfield
From a Letter to the Editor originally published in the Watertown Daily Times, dated August 27, 2018.