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Opinion Community Commentary


June 2 - 15, 2012 letter to the editor Ready, set, vote The City of Chandler recently celebrated its 100th


birthday. Our community has evolved into a model for other Arizona cities to follow. Our success has not been an accident. Over the past


100 years a changing core group of our citizenry has come together to agree and disagree on what is best for the future of Chandler. This friendly and sometimes contentious discourse is what has helped mold our city into the community we enjoy today. As we look forward toward a bicentennial celebration,


Being in the presence of one of only seven living members of this “band of brothers” was truly remarkable. The vivid images he shared have left a standing impression on me and will be something I will not soon forget. Though these horrific events occurred close to 70 years ago, it is important to reflect on the past and acknowledge how much the


world has changed since then. I am honored to have been able to meet Col. Shames and welcome him to a community that people of different racial, cultural and religious backgrounds call home. For information regarding the EVJCC and the future Holocaust Museum, visit www.evjcc.org.


now more than ever, we need the wisdom and involvement of the people. If you are inclined to say, “I don’t have any interest in politics,” you may be overlooking the fact that there are plenty of others who do care, and sometimes for all the wrong reasons. Frustrations with government along with work responsibilities, seeking employment and raising a family often trump our desire to do even the simplest things like exercising our right and responsibility to vote. Voting and encouraging friends and neighbors to make the right choice at the polls has never been easier. The Internet and updated voting procedures has made it possible for people to quickly exchange ideas and register their vote for the good of our local, state and federal government. When you take the time to cast your vote, you are endorsing candidates whom will be charged with representing their constituents, managing budgets and continuing the debate on what makes a great city and good government. Your decision on who will represent you does matter. To register to vote or update your voter registration


information take a minute to visit www.servicearizona.com. In the words of Ronald Reagan, “I regard voting as the


most sacred right of free men and women.” Terry Roe, Chandler


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