“Keep Pocatello Moving Forward”, a local political organization, sponsored an event here in Pocatello that helped put candidates in touch with those who could potentially put them in office.
Radio personality, host of La Super Caliente, told us, “We want our community to support these guys so we can make a difference, because we can make a difference as a community too.”
The event was titled “Campana por un Mejor Manana, or “Rally for a Better Tomorrow”, and it was all about putting voters and candidates face to face, giving each an opportunity to express their concerns.
A volunteer with Keep Pocatello Moving Forward, Steven Medellin commented, “You have to tell people what it is are the issues that concern you and what you want to see with your city. I think Pocatello is a terrific city, I’ve lived here for over 30 years, I love this place. But it can be better.”
It wasn’t just a chance for members of the community to meet the candidates, it also helped those running for office hear firsthand what voters think their concerns should be.
“It allows us to have a better exchange and better communication, and let them ask some questions and help us understand one another, and understand what their concerns are better and they’re able to understand what my concerns are for the city of Pocatello,” said a candidate for Pocatello City Council, Amy Manning.
The meet and greet was fun, the free tacos were delicious, but the most important part of this rally was to remind people to get out there and cast their ballots.
“If you don’t go vote you’re still making a choice. You’re making a choice to let someone else decide what’s going to happen with your life. If you go out and vote, you get your candidates in there, you work for them, then as we say, we want these folks to get in there because we really think they’ll work to help Pocatello have a better tomorrow,” mentioned Medellin.
Don’t forget that this is the final week for early voting and the election takes place a week from Tuesday.