I am a strong supporter of the Ravenna school district with two boys currently in the school system. When educating myself on why this levy had failed twice, I was shocked to find out that fewer than 20 percent of our parents are even registered to vote.
Voting is an integral part of our society and it upsets me that so many of our parents have not even taken the first step to exercise their right to vote. When someone complains about our government, my first thought is to wonder if they actually voted, because if you don't vote you have no right to complain as you didn't try to change it.
Our ancestors fought and died for your right to vote and our soldiers today still put their lives on the line to protect our rights. We need to honor that sacrifice by using those rights.
So go vote. Show our students how they can make a difference with their vote in the future by supporting their education now. Get out and make a difference for yourself, your community and our students.
Jennie Weber, Ravenna