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League, library deserve our thanks

“I guess you’d call me an independent, since I’ve never identified myself with one party or another in politics. I always decide my vote by taking as careful a look as I can at the actual candidates and issues themselves, no matter what the party label.” – Jackie Robinson The League of Women Voters New Hampshire has been busy the past two months, leading up to Tuesday’s municipal election. The League teamed up this fall with The Telegraph and the Nashua Public Library to organize and execute several public forums involving local politicians runnings for a variety of offices.

From Board of Aldermen to Board of Education candidates and others, League officials did a tremendous service to our community for their hard work in organizing these events.

The forums served as not only outreach opportunities for area candidates, but they also served as public education sessions so city voters can make an informed decision at the polls.

Countless volunteers put in hours and hours of work so the forums could go off without a hitch, which they did.

In addition, several League members teamed up to produce a twicemonthly column for The Sunday Telegraph to help in the process of educational outreach and ensuring area residents have all the facts.

Lastly, the Nashua Public Library deserves a great deal of credit for offering their facility for these all-important forums. Without the library, one of the finest such facilities in the state, this whole process would have been impossible.

Educated voters are at the root of a true and smooth-running democracy. Because of the League of Women Voters New Hampshire, we all are in a better place when it comes to casting an informed ballot on Tuesday.

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