Politix in the Park

What if I told you that there’s a race going on? In fact, you aren’t in this race, but you can determine who wins. Welcome to the world of democracy!

Unfortunately, many Americans have come to believe that power rests in the hands of those with prominent titles such as Governor, Senator, Representative, Supervisor…well, the list goes on and on. The fact is that the real power rests in your hands. Yes, the people who successfully garner the aforementioned titles have some aspect of power, but it is all the result of you doing your part to give them such power.

So how do you wield your power? That’s easy. Get out and vote. But don’t get out and vote sporadically. Casting a ballot in which you choose candidates based on the (D), (R), or (i)<incumbent> that rests next to their name is a willy nilly way of voting. But if you approach the voting booth armed with your popsicle stick and a cranium full of knowledge…THEN you are the master (shonuff) [reference to The Last Dragon].

A group of Jacksonians are looking to provide a venue at which you can learn as much as you can about the various candidates in these various political races.

They’ve dubbed the event, Politix in the Park, and it’s a way to hear the candidates’ platforms first hand while personally broaching your questions to the candidates.

The event offers more than politics. Free food will be available as well as space jumps, face painting, and a dunking booth for the kiddos.

Politix in the Park will take place this Saturday at Koinonia Coffee House (136 S. Adams Street) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., so bring your lawn chairs, kick back, and enjoy the show! (sorry, no coolers or grills allowed)

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