Why Local Elections Matter

1. Local government manages a lot of different things — and their decisions will directly affect your life.

  • Local school quality
  • Deciding sanctuary jurisdiction status
  • Policing and public safety (and holding police accountable)
  • Rent costs and affordable housing
  • Public transit
  • Alcohol and marijuana ordinances
  • City colleges and job training programs

2. State and local governments lead the way when the federal government isn’t.

3. Your vote will make a difference.



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