According to recent statistics, only 46 percent of voting-age residents voted in all six federal elections since 2000. Army veteran and author Stephen Tryon is trying to get both sides to interact more, in order to motivate higher voter turnout. Tryon has written a book, Accountability Citizenship that stresses the need for politicians, particularly in Congress, to provide their constituents a way to provide feedback and know what other voters are telling them as well. Tryon tells KZIM-KSIM that he will never again vote for an incumbent unless they make changes to their behavior. Tryon feels that the internet is a tremendous and underutilized tool for connectivity between Congress and the public. He says the founders wrote the Constitution focused on our ability to speak to government through our congressional representatives. You can find more info on Accountability Citizenship on facebook or Overstock.com.
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