With many voters registering “Decline to State” it behooves elected public officials to register “Decline to State” so voters can hear them on concerned issues at our various political meetings.
Both Democratic and Republican parties, locally, have provisions in their bylaws to only allow speakers so registered with their party.
I am a program coordinator of the Fresno County Democratic Women’s Club. Getting women officials to speak to our group is difficult because the majority of women officials are now registered as Republicans.
We as the electorate have a right to hear directly from these officials of concern to us citizens.
Raymond F. Ensher, Fresno