For a Common Good

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been working with a group of local people on creating a grassroots campaign in favor of a question on our local ballot that we believe should pass.

Some of us are Democrats. Some of us are Independents. Some of us are Republicans. Some of us are liberal and some conservative. Some go to church on Sundays. Others are atheists. Some are parents. Some are grandparents. Some are childless. Some are younger. Some are older. Some of us are voting for the first time. Some of us have voted in every election for decades.

Here’s the most important thing: our differences do not matter.

What matters is what brings us together: our firm belief that the passing of this question on our ballot represents something that is not just good for us individually, but something that is good for us as a community. And larger still: it is even good for the communities that surround us.

As such, our coming together represents something larger to me in these last days leading up to the election. I believe that in overlooking our differences to achieve a common goal we are living as our forefathers hoped we would live in this beautiful country. Instead of being divided and voting for or against something, we are overlooking our differences and we are voting together for a common good.

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