Sometimes it's easy to think that way up here in little old Maine, we don't matter that much to the powers that be. It's nice during election season to see candidates visiting and listening to the concerns of voters.

This weekend Libertarian candidate Dr. Jo Jorgensen is making her northern New England Rounds. Including a stop at Bug Light in South Portland. Having personally, been a fan of hers since she received the nomination, it was a no-brainer to take the time to go see her. She took questions from the audience and it was very informative. Afterward, I got to meet her.

Now, I'm not here to tell you to vote for her or even tell you her policies. This is the internet, all that information is at your fingertips and I'm certainly of no authority to tell you how to vote.

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Rather, what I do want to do is encourage folks to get involved beyond the voting booth. That should just be the beginning. Really dig deep and find your political people. The voices that strongly represent you. After all, that's what voting is really all about.

For me, attending an event like this is similar to meeting my favorite bands in that I like having that personal connection with people who have an impact on my life and have the opportunity to be able to thank them or share my thoughts.

With the pandemic, campaign season has been a bit odd, but as things return to normal I definitely encourage you to get out there and meet your candidates, politicians, and representatives in the coming years. Attend a rally, or a town hall, volunteer your time or even run yourself.

The election is right around the corner! Make sure you get out and vote!

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