With the campaign season drawing near, efforts to boost voter turnout and increase activism are kicking into high gear. The problem of how to get people who are disenchanted with our nation's politics or who think their vote doesn't matter out to the polls is an evergreen issue.

The same could be said for activism among the accounting profession. While there are plenty of active volunteers who devote a great deal of their time to issues that affect the profession, they probably account for a small fraction of the hundreds of thousands of CPAs across the country. That isn't to say that their efforts go unnoticed -- they don't. And it isn't to say that those CPAs who are not spending hours every week writing letters to their legislators don't care.

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