There are a lot of reasons to be frustrated by the painfully slow pace of our progress toward that more just society. This year that frustration is particularly high as the pandemic irrevocably alters our lives, and our government seems outmatched by its persistence. That’s compounded by the racial inequities that many seem to be just now recognizing, though they have been there all along. For too long, too many of our fellow Americans have been let down by the government and institutions that are supposed to help them and protect them.
Still, despite its failings, our democracy has felt pretty stable. Until it hasn’t.
So, we hope you’ll join us. And we hope you’ll remember Ohio’s voter registration deadline is Oct. 5. Make sure you’re ready to do your part to make this union of ours a little bit closer to what we aspire for it.
Your participation really is the only way we get to keep it.
This op-ed originally appeared in Crain’s Cleveland Business