COME TO ROCK’N’ROBLES CANDIDATES NIGHT MONDAY, JULY 17TH AT 6:30PM.
AND KEEP THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS ALIVE!
As a service to our community, we are hosting our first candidates night. The history of the Village of f Heritage Ranch is presently facing a unique situation. It is about to hold an election in August without having one single candidate who has declared that s/he is running for the office of Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is a very important role. These are the 5 people who volunteer to shape the future of your community!
As a result, when the written ballots go out, the members will be asked to write-in any candidates name that they feel would be their choice to become a member of the Board of Directors.
Not as simple as it may appear:
This write-in method of electing members to the Board of Directors allows for Directors who will shape the future of the community to be chosen without affording the general population of Heritage Ranch with the opportunity to know both what they stand for, or even who they are.
This write-in method allows for groups of members to secretly get together to elect someone to a very significant role. As a result it puts the power of selecting a member to the Board of Directors in the hands of a very few. And, it deprives the membership as a whole from hearing the views of those who will influence their future from knowing anything about that person until after they are in office.
It essentially deprives the membership of their right to a forum where they can hear from candidates and make a free choice. This is contrary to our entire democratic process. A process that we, as Americans, are so very proud of. A process that we, as Americans, have been willing to fight to preserve, and a process that we have proudly attempted to spread around the world as the best and fairest manner in which to live. There is a name for this process: We call it FREEDOM!
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR OUR DEMOCRATIC PROCESS:
- IF YOU PLAN ON BEING A WRITE IN CANDIDATE AND ARE CAMPAIGNING AS ONE, PLEASE COME TO OUR CANDIDATES NIGHT. LET US HEAR YOUR VIEWS.
- IF YOU ARE A MEMBER WHO WANTS TO KNOW WHAT THE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO RUN YOUR COMMUNITY STAND FOR, AND WHO THEY ARE, PLEASE COME TO OUR CANDIDATES NIGHT.