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Be informed citizens | Letter

In a democracy, we need to make sure we have the facts to be informed citizens. Thomas Jefferson said, “If the nation expects to be ignorant and free it expects what never was and never will be.”

VoteSmart.org shares information on any politician: biography, voting records, issue positions, all public comments, special interest ratings and contributors and it’s free to all Americans.

Google, Bing and the Department of Defense are among those who rely on Vote Smart data in their reporting.

There is also a toll-free Voter’s Research Hotline, 1-888-VoteSmart.

Watch videos about Vote Smart on YouTube.

Find the answers to questions about the candidates you want to support and then VOTE.

Beverly Leyman

Orcas Island