President's Message

President’s Message


One of the most important topics on our horizon now is the 2018 elections.  We all realize how fortunate we are to be able to vote and to choose who is in office on our local, state and national levels.

Franklin D. Roosevelt said “Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.”

How true this statement is.  We MUST vote; we MUST be involved in the election process.

The 2018 election as well as the 2020 election will affect us, as retirees, personally.  Medicare, Social Security, pensions, ands prescription drug costs are among the issues that will be determined by the elected officials.  Our grandchildren and great-grandchildren will be affected by what happens in our public schools with the expansion of vouchers and charter schools.  And what about gun control?  Stand your ground? Rising health care costs?  Tax reform?  College costs and debt?  Medical marijuana? Planned Parenthood?  LGBTQ issues?  Criminal Justice?  Environmental concerns?

There is so much to consider.  In Florida, 37% of registered voters are Democrats, 35% are Republicans, and 28% are listed as “other.”  No matter what you party affiliation, it is necessary to be informed and then to vote your conscience.
 

See you at the polls!


Marilyn Warner

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