Stop Taking Democracy for Granted

Have been busy working around home tonight. So, I didn’t watch President Obama’s farewell address. I’ve caught bits and pieces from what’s been posted on social media. A colleague posted a quote that struck me “our democracy is threatened whenever we take it for granted.”

I’m a digital marketer. So I probably pay way too much attention to what people share on social media and how they engage with what I post. Since the election, I’ve definitely noticed a significant decrease in postings and engagement around political or policy oriented topics.

Maybe that’s good. Social media is a terrible place to discuss politics. At the same time, part of me thinks that it’s indicative of a national attitude where we only pay attention to government every two and really just every four years.

Whether you voted for him or not (and most of you didn’t), Donald J. Trump is going be President of the United States in 10 days. Change happens from those that show up.

Now more than ever, it’s time to not take our democracy for granted. It’s time to, at the very least, be informed about what’s going on and participate, at the local, state, and federal level.

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