Don't forget to vote in Tuesday's Special Election! If you got a ballot in the mail and it is still sitting on your kitchen counter, or on the hall table where your mail tends to collect, then sit down and fill out that ballot. Find out where you need to drop it off and then do it.
This Tuesdays election is so quiet and so under the radar that it is easy to forget. Many of us are not even being asked to vote. If you DID NOT get a ballot, you probably live in a district that does not have anything up for election.
If you got a ballot -- take the time to vote. Portland Community College has a bond measure on the ballot. Other School districts, Phoenix Talent and North Marion are two, are asking for your support. There are City Charter changes, Fire District Levys,Libraries, and Road Improvement Districts being formed. If you already voted -- Good for you!
Our faith has a special place for democracy. We "affirm and promote the use of the democractic process within our congregations and in society at large." Voting can be a spiritual practice when it is done thoughtfully and with faith. We have faith in our local institutions and we support them. Not blindly, or without thought or critique, but knowing they aren't perfect, but we need them and they need us.
In Love and Faith,
Rev. Katie Larsell