John Cronin, the co-founder of John’s Crazy Socks, is an engaged citizen and never misses an opportunity to vote. He wants to make sure his voice is heard and that starts at the ballot box.
All across New York State, school districts held their annual votes this past Tuesday and John showed up to vote in the election in the Huntington School District. The school elections involve school budgets and choices for the school board. John studied the issues in advance, carefully reading the sample ballot and the biographies of the candidates. He asked questions. Then he went to vote. He is an informed citizen.
John wants to show what is possible, he wants to show what people with differing abilities can do. Voting is an essential part of citizenship and John demonstrates that people with differing abilities are engaged citizens.
And John advocates for the rights of people with differing abilities. He fights for the inclusion of all people in our public affairs. There is no better place to make one’s voice heard than in our elections. When we fail to vote, we get elected officials we do not want and we get elected officials who can ignore us because we don’t vote. John votes to be heard and to hold elected officials accountable.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 25 percent of American adults have some form of a disability. That is too large a group to ignore. By voting, people make elected officials pay attention.
At John’s Crazy Socks, we encourage our colleagues to vote and give them time off to vote. We do so as part of our mission to show what people with differing abilities can do. And we do it because we strive to be good corporate citizens.
Be like John: never miss an opportunity to vote. Make sure your voice is heard.
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