Vote, but Don’t Stop There

From my post today on the Emerging Scholars Blog:

Here’s the thing, though: voting is about the smallest thing you can do to contribute to the well-being of your community. It’s important, for sure, and I vote in every election — national, state, and local. But the act of voting, and even the political process that it’s part of, is only one element of civic life.

Stewardship, Membership, and Voting: Reflections on Wendell Berry’s A Place on Earth