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October 20, 2018

As a Unitarian Universalist I am called work toward religious principles that affirm and promote the worth and dignity of every person; make the world more just, equitable, democratic and peaceful.   To do this I have personally attended, or organized many educational events to learn about different voting systems, their benefits and disadvantages.

Today while I was out knocking on doors I met a man who had given up on our system.  He refuses to vote because it makes no difference.  I am concerned about the voter apathy which I believe is encouraged by our First-Past-the-Post, Winner-take-all voting system. I am concerned about the centralization of power in the hands of unaccountable leaders who do not have to answer to as high as 60% of the electorate.

I am concerned about the growing inequality and the growing poverty in my country. I am shocked at the lack of action on reconciliation with our First Peoples and on the lack of action on climate change. Everyt...

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