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Make the most of caucus

Ken Jarrell and Darcy Goddard, at right, talk as a Democratic caucus is held at the Utah Capitol in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, March 13, 2012.
Ken Jarrell and Darcy Goddard, at right, talk as a Democratic caucus is held at the Utah Capitol in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, March 13, 2012.
Ravell Call, Deseret News

I am saddened by letters from people disappointed in their caucus meetings. Here are some ideas for making the most of your caucus experience.

First, be actively involved in your community. We attend caucuses with our neighbors. If we have gotten to know them in various settings, we will know who has the integrity we desire and if our politics align.

Second, the caucus is your meeting. You have the right to make suggestions and/or requests. We voted as to how long each nominee could speak and required each to tell us the candidates they favored for all of our area races. Those whose opinions were not in alignment with the majority in attendance were simply not voted to represent us.

Third, keep or get a list of those voted to represent you. Know how to contact them with your views and do it.

Finally, take time to express your appreciation to those who have and will represent you. I have not always voted for those favored by the majority, but I do believe all have represented us well. Remember, the caucus is not the end of your responsibility as a voter. Please continue to be actively involved.

Debbie Seamons

Orem