The upcoming election is a wonderful opportunity to get involved in the community no matter what party you are affiliated with. Whether you are a Republican, Democrat or affiliated with another party, it is your civic duty to vote. We live in tense times that can only be abated by our participation in local, state and federal issues. Whatever our interests, whatever our beliefs, it is our responsibility to help shape the future of this blessed country.
JOSEPH KINCHELOE, age 16
junior, Downey High School