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This week I received an invitation to phone bank for municipal races in Tampa. Our county and municipal elections were last year, and our county media don’t give much coverage to neighboring county’s elections, so I’m embarrassed to admit that I didn’t know these were happening.

Your local governments often have a bigger impact on your life than decisions made in D.C., or even your state capitol. Moreover, your vote – and your activism – can have a bigger impact in local races. Yet too many Democrats focus solely on ‘big’ elections, and that costs us in state and local government. Check your local election schedule. You may be surprised to find elections in or near your area this year. If they are … get involved!