I would like to briefly explain that the mission of Harrisburg100 is to spread civic engagement, and to educate the public on local politics in interesting ways. A primary function is to give a voice to people and neighborhoods who feel under-represented and are sometimes called disenfranchised.
Overall the message relates to our love for our city, our country, and the importance of everyone being involved with local politics.
Harrisburg100 also seeks to slowly peel back some of the tough outer layers, and reveal some of the more sensitive inner workings, that for too long have been out of public view.
Through the experiences of so many people and generations of families living throughout the Unitied States, they have seen so much apparent scamming and fraudulent political activity, and because of its impact on economic and social issues, they feel disconnected. They feel that the democratic process is not real to them. They have surrendered to the belief that they have no political voice, there is no way for them to be involved, and any attempt by them to engage will result in their time being wasted, they will be ridiculed for their political ignorance, or even worse that they may be ousted for having views that differ.
To engage a person to register and vote, they have to stand for some type of belief in the democratic process, and even if at first they don’t understand the details of the issues and various candidates, eventually they will make the connections between the policy and the real life implications, and perhaps will help to make positive changes along the way.
The youngest members of our Country are those who are suffering the most at this time and we must focus attention on them, for the sake of our future.
We are all responsible as individuals for the success of our city blocks, neighborhoods, schools, and local government. The most direct way to influence these points are through the voting and political processes. I am personally learning a lot as we explore many different chapters of United States activity, and that keeps the drive and passion alive. Everyone is invited to follow my progress, and engage with this publication and the community in a productive manner.
We are always searching for new ideas and new writers. Please comment or email with any potential connections.