Shortly before the Inauguration in January 2017, I decided to act. I became a precinct committeeman in my township in the hopes of getting others out to vote and working on local elections because our local government effects us the most. I believe that you can’t have family values if you don’t value families, and that a community is stronger when everyone is working together. I believe that if you think global and act local, good things will happen for democracy. We still have a long way to go, I still have a lot of work to do and much to learn, but I feel better knowing that I’m out trying to do something rather than sitting on my couch watching TV or looking at Twitter.