Vote!

Heard a sad thing on MPBN today. Apparently experts are “hoping” for 30% of us in Maine to get out and vote.

30%.

And the rainy day will likely make actual turnout even lower.

We have really important issues like

  • whether or not to allow gambling to expand in Maine and

  • whether or not to invest in our future and
  • whether or not to lengthen terms in the legislature.

Any one of these will have far reaching implications that will affect life in our fair state for years to come.

And less than 30% of those of us eligible to vote will make these decisions.

Way more than 30% kvetch about life in Maine and what should be done. But 7 out of 10 are apparently just whiners; not even willing to put a couple marks on a piece of paper. People are dying in other countries just to get this simple right. And we blow it off as a hassle.

Sheesh.

I sure hope those 30% vote the right way. Heck, I’d be glad to have people on any side of these issues vote if it’d bring our percentage up over 75% or just 50%.

Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman helps leaders lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. The author of "Ask Without Fear!®," he is the founder of The Concord Leadership Group and FundraisingCoach.com. He's also the executive director of TheNonprofitAcademy.com and an Advisory Panel member of Rogare, a prestigious international fundraising think tank. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! You can connect with him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook. To get his free ebook on 21 ways to get board members engaged with fundraising, go to http://thenonprofitacademy.com/21waysebook

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