"I was pretty apolitical for the first 25 years of my life, but then I accidentally got a job teaching middle school social studies.

When I was teaching the Constitution it really hit me that all of us - including me! - run the country, and I wasn't showing up for work. I also realized that everything depends upon individuals taking action by voting, running for office, demanding good government through lobbying or even taking a case to court, and so on.

There is no THEY, only US, and we get the government we work for. I can't remember now why I knew the League was the best way to become politically effective, but I have been on a League board everywhere I've lived. It's my 'home' and whenever I've moved, it's helped me figure out my new location very fast."

~Dare Thompson, LWV Of the Mid-Hudson Region, NY

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