Happy Nation’s Birthday!
It goes without saying that this Fourth of July looks very different from years past. We may not be able to lie beside one another on blankets in our community parks under glorious fireworks displays, but our desire to celebrate and further democracy could not be stronger.
I know this because over the past few weeks, in lieu of knocking on doors, many of you have joined me in calling thousands of people throughout Legislative District (LD) 10. During these unprecedented times of COVID-19, phone calls are not only important to my campaign, but also to our ability to connect with one another. It is such a pleasure hearing directly from you about your lives, your needs, and your concerns for a government that represents you, the people.
My campaign is rooted in compassionate leadership for the people of the 10th LD, Washington, and future generations. For the past 23 years, I have dedicated myself to serving community members under the guiding principal that the power of informed citizens’ working together for the common good is the best way to ensure democracy. These are the same values that my husband and his fellow service members fought to defend in the U.S. Navy.
Our Nation’s birthday reminds us that pandering to special interest groups and stagnating in the status quo corrodes our democratic process and diminishes individual freedoms, healthy communities and hope for a unified nation going forward.
COVID-19 and its economic fallout are the most urgent crises we have faced in many decades and we must confront them head on and together--not divided by big money interests.
On this Fourth of July, as we consider the state of our district and state, I am committed to working toward a future where our schools are fully-funded; every community member can afford health care, food, and housing; and we support our neighbors regardless of their age, race, gender, immigration status or income.
In the face of isolation and social distancing, we are inspired by the sense of togetherness exhibited by the people of the 10th LD. Although we may not be able to barbeque or watch fireworks together tonight, I’m as certain as ever that we share a common dream and belief in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
With your help, I will go to Olympia to support all of you, to fight for our shared dreams, and to unite under the stars and stripes of America.
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