What has a Candidate for public office done as a volunteer to serve the greater good? Politics often attracts big egos but can those individuals strive and thrive in high performing collaborations? That's a necessity in party politics, municipal and school board governance. How can we assess the Commitment and Collaboration capacity of Candidates seeking our support and our vote?
Citizenship is about voting. & getting better at it. If voting for a candidate. how do you decided on the correct one? I look for Character, Competency, & Contribution to Community.
Here is some of my thinking on testing & assessing a candidate's Character to determine if a Candidate has the personal character qualities to be worthy of my vote.
I am not just looking for a Politician, I want a Law Maker!
What's the difference between a Group and a Community? What brings a Community together, and keeps them moving forward? Can mutual benefit activities happen through Community inspite of our tribal polarized partisan political culture?
What are you voting for? Whom you are voting for?
An Aware, Informed, and Engaged Voter will make a positive difference.
Voting is to Democracy like water is to soup, necessary but insufficient. Think Inside the Ballot Box and bring your Truth to Power this October.
We need to be better at taking up the roles, the responsibility, and our duties of engaged Citizenship. We need to protect, promote and preserve our Democracy. We must learn how to be purposeful in applying our personal power as Citizens. We need to get engaged to avoid the current pressure from the UCP for an Authoritarian takeover of Alberta's political culture.