LOS ANGELES, July 27, 2012 – Taking a cue from the Beverly Hills California Crescent Hotel ‘Pink Slip Party’ it is time to throw a party and pass out some pink slips to our Congressional leaders here in California.
And we do that when we exercise our right to vote.
The problem is not that California voters are fed up with current leaders it is that voters are not showing up to vote which is how we effect a change in that leadership.
This last primary season, the voter turnout for the California primary election was at a record low with just less than 35 percent of registered voters casting ballots.
“There’s really no comparison,” poll director Mark DiCamillo told SacBee.com on June 5th. “We’ve never had a turnout at this level before for a presidential primary in California.”
In a report released during the primary, Field Polls estimates 6 million people will vote in the election, 35 percent are registered voters, just more than 25 percent of all Californians who are eligible to vote.
So how do we fix the problem?
The conclusion is that the idea of “We the people” needs reinforcing in the state of California. Leadership and “the people” must work hand in hand to bring change and real hope to California. We need to have a plan of action and layoff leaders who are full of unrighteousness.
Conservatives are still the minority in this state however that does not mean we should not have develop that “action plan” and take it to our leadership. Conservative constituents of this state have no faith in the CRP and are feeling no connection to a group that is not standing for what is right for the people.
Here are some solutions to the problems:
1. We must stop the “party blame game” and hold the elected congressional local, state, and federal accountable for their failures of not fixing state problems regardless of party affiliation.
2. Become involved in identifying those not registered to vote and encourage them to take on this social responsibility. Social networker Fernando Núñez states: “People need to be educated on how government works and the consequence of how certain action affects our present and future.”
3. Stop whining about how Republicans keep losing. Remember life and death is in the power of the tongue. Speak of the good that is happening in California by creating an environment of being the wo/man in charge of the problem.
4. Elected officials are not celebrities and should not be treated as one. The peers of their state vote them in. Remind them of that. If they do not vote to improve our state, call their office or start a petition to vote them out of office regardless of your, or their, party affiliation.
5. Do not be afraid of political leaders. Make an appointment to talk to them, write down your concerns and approach them with clarity, not emotion. Go in groups of 5 or more to make your message clear regarding their job performance clear.
6. Listen to social networker Chuck Blais who states “Get new leadership, I have been very unimpressed in the past with the Republican leadership in CA and so have others I know” and vote.
7. Use social networking and YouTube to send a message. If their egos are out of check, videotape them in the meeting and post them online telling them “You work for the people and your time is up.”
You cannot win the lottery if you do not play. You cannot have a better state, if you are not pro-active in voting and holding our state congressional leaders to the test of identifying the pains of the people they have been hired to represent.
Test them with questions in person such-as how much did you pay for gas last week? Do you know the price of milk? May sound silly, yet many leaders are so disconnected with the people they represent, your daily issues of living have been forgotten.
For that reason alone you may want to hand them a pink slip and vote them out of office.
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