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Message Terry Sneller

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While waiting for you OEN Patrons to finish defining our platform planks and then voting, I did some research regarding which issues are of primary concern to the general public. I have, in some cases, condensed and organized the data as much as possible. I think that it is important that we keep the public's concerns in mind, while we build OUR platform of issues, since we want our public appeal to be as broad as possible. I believe that this should be one of our primary concerns, since this "rigid allegiance to the division of issues" has historically and consistently been the Achilles heel of the Left.

Below is the latest and most thorough poll I could find. It was created by the Gallup polling organization, which has a long held reputation for being unbiased. I find it interesting to note that interest in election reform drops off after the 2016 election was held. I arranged the spreadsheet for this polling data so that there are row and column addresses (example: C39), for ease of referral during discussions.

The next bit of current data, which I deemed relevant, came from a Business Insider site and itemized the concerns of the millennials, which should be one of our primary voter bases who have needs that demand addressing:

The 10 most critical problems in the world, according to millennials

1. Climate change and destruction of natural resources (45.2%)

2. Large scale conflict and wars (38.5%)

3. Religious conflicts (33.8%)

4. Poverty (31.1%)

5. Government accountability and transparency, and corruption (21.7%)

6. Safety, security, and well being (18.1%)

7. Lack of education (16.5%)

8. Lack of political freedom and political instability (15.5%)

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