Last night, we met with a group of community activists in Vicksburg. The dedicated women and men in that group have been tireless in their efforts to bring awareness to the unethical behavior and bad policies that are standard practice in Lansing and Washington in recent months. During the course of the evening, we witnessed what is becoming a recurring theme. Since the general election, the group has been protesting, writing letters, making phone calls, and pursuing every avenue of democratic participation available. They knew what they were doing was important, but some in their number were beginning to lose hope. But there is no stopping a movement. The energy level of the group returned as we talked about the campaign and how this is a movement to return the 6th Congressional District to the people, to our communities, to our friends and families. As people left, they took with them a renewed sense of purpose, of empowerment, and of mission.
This is why I am running for Congress. I will be the voice of the people. This is about taking collective action, forcing the out-of-touch government in Washington to acknowledge us, and taking back our Congressional seat!