Change is like a seedling under old growth; it struggles for the sun under the massive arms soaking up the light. Straining, it stretches to find some sky, dropping its lower limbs, putting all its worth into its newest, youngest limbs at the very top.
The seedling rarely makes it. Only when the older growth is spent and gives way to the light, is it nurtured enough to find its day in the sun.
Just like the seedling, Vote Smart struggles to find its day in the sun, but the old growth has soured, holding on with its gnarled limbs, sapping opportunity for new life and a new beginning.
New beginnings never come easily. A new beginning must be hard-won.
Given light, Vote Smart can win a new beginning for every American voter. Given light, Vote Smart can bloom and burst above the rot of modern day politics and give every citizen what they dream of: control over their representatives and those candidates wishing to replace them. Vote Smart allows every American voter to have the power to choose their representatives, not with fear, but with the facts.
Given light, Vote Smart can lead the American public to a world that values truth and honesty. Vote Smart is one of few organizations that have the drive, desire, and purpose to do such a thing.
Imagine that world.
Imagine a world where every citizen can instantly find any action of any politician on all issues of unique concern to them. That power is where democracy can flourish. A government truly of the people, by the people and for the people.
That power is with Vote Smart. That power is with you.
Please help us make that world a reality and help Vote Smart.
Vote Smart is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing accurate, unbiased information and making it accessible to all. Our expenses are paid entirely by donations. If you would like to support us defend democracy and fight ignorance, please help us if you can. Every dollar makes a difference.
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