Marching is important, voting in the primary is more important

I have just returned home from the March for Our Lives in Santa Ana.  

It was an inspirational and emotional day. Hearing the personal stories of students, teachers and others who have been affected by gun violence made a huge impact on the thousands of us who were there in solidarity.

There were many statements and chants about the importance of voting, all of which was directed to the November election.

I think there was a missed opportunity in emphasizing the importance of the June 5 Primary election, particularly for Congressional districts. Due to the rules of the jungle primary, only the top two candidates from the June 5 election will go on to be placed on the ballot in November. With so many candidates running for each Congressional district, it is imperative that voters understand the importance of voting on June 5 so that the two candidates who win are the ones that we want to vote for in November. If we do not do our job June 5, the November election will once again be a missed opportunity for change.

Candidates: Get the June 5 message out. Voters: Do your homework and make your votes count on June 5.

Jada Robitaille

Laguna Beach

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