Letter to the Editor

Councilor grateful for League of Women Voters

Monday, October 14, 2019

To the Editor:

My name is Stacie Langdon and I am currently serving as the Republican Greencastle City Council representative to the Second Ward.

I am not a member of the League of Women Voters. I have great respect for this organization and the work they do in our community to bring awareness and urge residents to participate in local government.

Our local League of Women Voters strives to encourage informed and active participation in government. They work to increase understanding of major political policy issues and empower voters to have a voice in the community where they live. The League of Women Voters seeks to accomplish this through hosting community conversations, open door policy discussions, forums and candidate debates. They also actively participate in voter registration drives and Election Day activities.

I have nothing but respect for this group. They are committed to a non-partisan unbiased approach to government. They do not seek to support or oppose candidates in the political arena but instead to educate voters regarding candidates and issues.

Leslie Hanson has brought great leadership to this organization and has worked tirelessly to ensure that the League of Women Voters is welcoming and unbiased.

Greencastle and Putnam County are very fortunate to have these champions of democracy. I believe, as does the League of Women Voters, that everyone should have a voice to participate in government no matter their ethnicity, race, age, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education or background.

Stacie Langdon

Greencastle City Council