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This letter is directed to all those who think involvement in civic life is a waste of time because nothing ever changes. The election of Donald Trump should now put that assumption to rest because after the reality TV star entered the White House everything changed, and for the worse. We learned that real leadership is about uniting people—not dividing them. We need a president who can unite us and get us moving forward again.

We can achieve our goals if we don’t keep getting rolled by crises. We should be in charge of our lives—not insurance company bureaucrats or politicians who think everything is about them and not about us. If leaders give us the tools we need, tools like health care that’s fair and accessible, and then get out of our way we can get ahead.

We need to protect the basics that we have earned—like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid—and build on them, so they’ll be there when we need them. We contributed to them and we deserve to be able to count on them.

We want to know if we’re sick we won’t lose everything. People need to know that they are not one accident or illness away from bankruptcy.

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Folks shouldn’t have to worry that getting sick will derail plans for their children and their future. We have to have leaders who will protect you if you have a pre-existing condition. That's a good reason to vote.

If you haven't voted lately, I encourage you to visit the County Clerk's office on the south end of the second floor of the Logan County Courthouse. Bring along your driver's license, state ID, passport or FOID card and a bank statement containing your current address or a utility bill and envelope that you've received at your current address.

Once you vote, things get easier. Our county clerk will routinely send you in the mail each year an application for a ballot that you can use to VOTE BY MAIL! We can thank Gov. Pritzker and the Illinois General Assembly for that.

Happy voting on Nov. 3. Make America normal again!

Gary Davis
Logan County Democratic Central Committee Chair

[Posted June 27, 2020]

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