Constitution Day presents opportunity to register to vote
Thursday, Sep. 9, 2010
On Sep. 17 the nation will observe the 223rd anniversary of the signing of our Constitution.
In this important election year, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus is marking this milestone by challenging anyone who has not yet registered to vote to celebrate Constitution Day by doing so – no later than Oct. 4. We can only address and resolve all the important issues facing central Ohio and our country by getting involved, by keeping our democracy strong and truly representative of the people.
Later this month, look for the League’s trusted Voter Information Bulletin – our nonpartisan voter guide for Franklin County voters – to be available at www.lwvcols.org. Hard copies will also be distributed to public libraries and other venues throughout the metro area beginning Oct. 7, and will be delivered with The Columbus Dispatch on Sunday, Oct. 17. Meet the Candidates forums have already been scheduled throughout central Ohio, running from September 27 through October 21. Check our website to find one near you.
This year is the League’s 90th anniversary, and what better time than Constitution Day to reflect on and celebrate the League’s rich history of making democracy work for all. On this Constitution Day, we are looking ahead to the future – to ensuring that the freedoms afforded to us in the Constitution are protected and that all citizens know the importance of exercising their right to vote this fall.
Join other local League members who have rolled up their sleeves to connect citizens and government, to foster civil discourse, and to strengthen our democracy. Constitution Day serves as an important reminder of the importance of that work, and inspires us to keep working at it to ensure that Columbus is healthy, vibrant, and strong.
This piece was submitted to The Columbus Dispatch, This Week Community Newspapers, and Suburban News Publications as a letter to the editor. It was published by Worthington News Sep. 15.