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Mid-term elections are coming up next month. This particular election is going to be quite interesting. The popular opinion is that American voters are extremely agitated with the status quo and there’s an expectation we’ll see major changes in our nation’s capital as a result.

While it’s unknown at this point who the winners and losers will be, what will be interesting is the conversation (or lack thereof) about voter turnout. For all the media talk about people being angry, change not happening fast enough, voices not being heard, there doesn’t seem to the same level of conversation about voter enthusiasm.

According to voter records, the average turnout of people of voting age has been roughly 40 percent over the past ten years. Just think about that for a second. If the voters are equally split between the two major parties, that means our political leadership is determined by about 20 percent of the voting population.

We talk about this all the time at work. If you want to change something, don’t sit on the sidelines – get involved. The same applies here. If you want to see change, get involved. It could mean joining a committee, answering a survey, or volunteering at a

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