Many of us have made some positive green choices in how we live. However, according to polls, not many of us consider it a priority to vote for candidates who support reducing impacts of climate change—on environmental protections, renewable energy, land-wise development, and the sustainable production of food and goods. It takes time to find out who your national, state and district candidates are and what, if any pro-environment policies they support. If you want to vote what’s right for you and not vote because it’s a pillar of democracy and everyone who can vote should do so, make sure you are politically educated. Have you attended any candidate forums, watched debates, read and listened to news from trusted sources? If you don’t feel you’re well-enough informed, there’s time to “git on it.”
If you are a registered voter, you have received a mail-in ballot. You may not use it to vote but open it and study all “your” candidates. These are based on your address.
To learn more about your candidates and proposed state amendments, search on-line. One helpful site is the League of Women Voters’ VOTE411.org. There, a mock ballot has been created for you. Included, is a series of questions directed to each candidate who may or may not have chosen to answer them. Note this. You can “practice vote” through the entire ballot.
Other sites O2utah.org/ includes a list of candidates they endorse. https://vote.utah.gov/
By Bev Harrison