When you vote, you are participating in a long-held American tradition. You are taking a stand and making your voice heard.
Voting is not only a right, it is a privilege. Do not take it for granted!
THE IMPORTANCE OF VOTING IN YOUR LOCAL ELECTIONS
When you vote for your favorite candidate, you’re making a decision on the policies that will affect you and your family.
Unfortunately, in the Rio Grande Valley, voter turnout is substantially lower than in other regions of the United States. Only 4 out of 10 people vote in presidential years, while 2 out of every 10 eligible voters participate in gubernatorial elections.
Even though it may seem that politics are a never-ending subject, the residents of Brownsville need to stay informed about what is happening in local races and elections. There is a lot at stake and the importance of voting cannot be overstated:
- You have the opportunity to have your voice heard and get the right leaders in place who will represent you well.
- Local elections determine how your tax money is used and how your city is governed.
- You can hold political figures accountable for the actions they take.
- Choosing the right candidate means the best decisions get made for residents of District 1 and the entire city of Brownsville.
- You have the right to vote. Not everyone can make this claim and it’s important that you take this responsibility seriously.
MAKE YOUR VOICE COUNT ON MAY 4TH
Brownsville native, Nurith Galonsky, wants to see a change in District 1.
As a current Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) member and a former Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation (GBIC) Board member, Galonsky has had plenty of experience serving the city of Brownsville and its residents. She believes that the residents of District 1 have been ignored for far too long, and deserve a strong new voice that will lead them towards a brighter future.