Citizens Must Engage in All Levels of Elections

To the Editors:

Are you happy with how things are going in our country? If not, what are you doing to change things?

The strength of our democracy rests on the engagement of its citizens. One of the most important things we do as citizens is vote. We need active citizen participation on ballot issues at every level of government. We need strong, ethical candidates at every level of government. We need to vote in every election for which we are eligible.

This November, Oberlin residents will vote on important local and state issues and they will elect a new city council. Oberlin students are eligible to vote here. If you love this community, cast your vote here. You can register to vote until Oct. 10 at

Feel more attachment to the community you grew up in? Vote there absentee! Register anywhere at Wherever you call home, find out what the issues are and participate in our democracy. To paraphrase Edmund Burke, tyranny may yet prevail if good people do nothing.

Cindy Frantz
Professor of Psychology