Believe it or Not!

Cortland Henning, MPTC Newman Civic Fellow

What would you think if I told you that local elections are the most important kind of elections, even outweighing national elections? Believe it or not, you can make the most change happen here at home by just participating in your local elections!

Unlike national elections, local elections help us in two ways:

*First, local elections help us acquire and improve needs that are specific to our area, like infrastructure, referendums, health and human services, education, and public works like water and electric.

*Second, local elections help us change the way leadership is structured and renewed. As outlined by the Campus Election Engagement Project, this includes positions like Mayors/City Managers, City Council Members, Judges, and even School Board Members and the Superintendent of Schools.

As community members and stewards of our communities in Fond du Lac, Beaver Dam, West Bend and Green Lake, it is our duty to realize the importance of civic engagement like voting in our local elections, as well as acting upon that importance. We all want to see changes in our community happen, so it is time for us to be that change!


Let us all do our civic duty and vote on April 6th. To make our communities a brighter place, in order to harbor a better future for generations to come. We owe it to ourselves, our community, and our future.

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this post was written by Cortland Henning and submitted by Anne Lemke

Written by Anne Lemke
Student Community Impact Coordinator