As the midterm elections near, homes all over town have a crop of campaign signs sprouting up on their lawns. What I have noticed is that very few homes feature signs from both parties. You either support all Republicans or you are promoting just Democrats.

Campaign signs are expensive, unsightly and non-recyclable. Why don’t candidates simplify the process for everyone and create “I support Democrats” or “I’m for Republicans” signs and minimize all the individual posturing? I suppose candidates could have a limited supply of individual signs in case a mixed-affiliation home really wanted them, but for the majority of locations, just a red or blue sign would accomplish the same thing as multiple signs do now.

It’s bad enough that the airwaves and social media are filled with a multi-month assault of advertising. Let’s protect the lawns from the onslaught with some advance party cooperation and environmental consciousness.

About the Author leadership dots by dr. beth triplett

Dr. beth triplett is the owner of leadership dots, offering coaching, training and consulting for new supervisors. She also shares daily lessons on her leadershipdots blog. Her work is based on the leadership dots philosophy that change happens through the intentional connecting of small steps in the short term to the big picture in the long term.

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