On behalf of the League of Women Voters of El Dorado County, I wish to express my dismay with the failure of our elected Assembly and Congressional legislators to participate in non-partisan candidate forums. For over a dozen years the League has conducted forums aimed at giving the citizens of the county a chance to listen to candidates express their views on issues of the day. The citizens have been able to submit questions of importance and listen to the candidate’s responses. Candidates often share similar views; but when they don’t, we get to hear them express their differing personal ideas. It is through this exchange of similarities and differences that voters are able to decide which candidate most closely mirrors their views and is thus the recipient of their vote in the election.
The League of Women Voters has scheduled forums for county supervisor and judicial candidates, but our citizens need to demand that they have the right to face and hear their legislators.
President, The League of Women Voter of El Dorado County