Issues and Opinions

Voters tell why they don't vote, in this 4-24 New York Times column. Many have left or progressive values. How do we reach them?

"We have what we need to do so.  After all, we remain the wealthiest, most powerful, and most respected nation on Earth.  Our youth and drive, our diversity and openness, our boundless capacity for risk and reinvention mean that the future should be ours.

But that potential will be realized only if our democracy works.  Only if our politics reflects the decency of the our people.  Only if all of us, regardless of our party affiliation or particular interest, help restore the sense of common purpose that we so badly need right now."

                                                              --President Obama, Farewell Speech, January 10, 2017