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The Gap in Democracy and Registering to Vote

Mary Akerstrom - Topeka, Kansas

We have a lot of people who are not registered to vote in Kansas. There was a very low turnout in the last governor election, so that is one way Republican and Democrats can work together to get people out there and get them voting.

Another thing that Judy and I are both very passionate about: community gardens.Community gardens can solve a lot of issues, but they take a lot of work- hard, sweat, "your hands are going to hurt," "your back's going to hurt"--work. That's something that I see a lot of people resistant of, is doing the actual work.