Now is your chance to make a difference.
Folks your DSA nominations are in. I’m very happy to see some discussion here about those available choices and what they may mean or not mean to deputies who are actually on the job, relying on these men and women.
If you didn’t make a nomination and you’re not happy with the options given to you… where were you when the nominations happened? Why didn’t your voice get airplay? This is why participation is important. It actually counts for something and here is the perfect example.
Only about 200 deputies voted in the polls to determine who to endorse for sheriff in the upcoming election. While it was a record vote, isn’t it a little embarrassing that well over half of the people couldn’t be bothered to log on to vote?
Here’s the rule… you don’t get to bitch and whine if you’re not doing something to change the circumstances. It’s a simple rule.
What do you do?
Find out about your nominees. Find out who will stand up to the sheriff and her henchmen when you’re the one who needs the DSA to back you. Which of these nominees aren’t afraid to speak out when something is wrong, and even better — have any of them willingly worked to enact change in the office while they’ve been there? Who can you trust to represent your best interests and not just their best interests when they’re sitting across the table from some one from the administration? Who can you rely on to answer your questions with real answers?
Don’t know? Ask people who know the nominees, ask people who have worked with them. Make an effort.
Then when the ballot comes out, take the five damn minutes to vote. Are you really that busy that you can’t be bothered to make that effort over something that may affect you for the next two years of your work life?
Like I said… no bitching and whining without a little action to change the things you don’t like. I either expect to hear about a hell of a ballot response or a lot of silent deputies out there.
PS – folks, you don’t have to go create your own blogsite with my name to post your responses to my posts. I have to approve your first post, after that you can post freely on my blog. If you’ve not posted before and are awaiting your first post to be approved, please be patient. I try to check the blog every day, even if I don’t post every day. Some days I won’t get to it until late, but I promise, I will get to it. Yes, even if you don’t like me, disagree with me… whatever… you’ll get your post posted. Patience is a virtue, using my name or assuming negatives about me is not.