It takes a leader to be able to embrace their constituents even when they are on the same side of the aisle. Sometimes an enthusiastic constituent may seem overwhelming in their concern to stop an over burdensome government. For those elected officials on the right side of the aisle it is time to embrace them and ask them to help in whatever capacity they can. It serves the moment better when we embrace rather than shut down knowing an elected officials power only goes so far specifically at the local level.
This morning AFP-PA State Director Jennifer Stefano brought this message to the Pennsylvania County Commissioners Spring Conference as well as the assertion that it is time for County Commissioners to enter 2013 and join the conversation on social media.