Day 8

OK, we made it through Week 1. We’ve found out about local town meetings, signed a petition or 2 and added some representatives phone numbers to our speed dial.

Now we need refocus on the midterms. While that term usually applies to Congress, we should also be thinking about local city elections and state representatives and senators as well as governors.

Here is a handy list of local and state elections that includes primary dates, voting registration deadlines and the date of the election itself:

Look up your town and state and see if there are any opportunities for you to become involved.

Warning: It took me just a few minutes to find about about my local elections, but this site is addictive, and I ended up caught up in the dates for replacing Gov. Chris Christie, who is term-limited in New Jersey. That should be an interesting race.