The United States Is Not Belarus

Not yet, anyway.

In listening to this podcast, A High-Stakes Standoff in Belarus, I was thinking about the most recent American experience and there are a few parallels to what we have and are experiencing.

It is a reminder to all of us that free, open, secure elections are critical to the continuance of democracy. The first obligation every citizen of any nation has is to vote when offered the opportunity. 

Election Day is Nov. 3!

Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.
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