Viewpoint: Vote for a Congress that works together
We wonder who Congress will work for in the next two years. If it’s money that wins out, it will be the Koch Bros., who have already spent 300 million dollars on misleading, last minute attack ads, phone calls, and mailers, and the rest of the wealthy corporations literally buying their own congressional candidates….We cannot believe that this is possible in our country’s democracy.
It is possible. In two weeks we will face a Congress who works for us or a bought out body of people who will take all of us on to the path of destruction, meant to increase the wealth of the upper 1% and the entire remaining U.S. citizens will fall farther behind.
Our hope in this election is that the majority of voters will be perceptive enough to spot the truth in all this rhetoric… and will elect the needed numbers of senators and representatives to keep both houses in the Democratic agenda.
It means that everyone who is a Democrat needs to vote. PERIOD. If this does happen then we know that all the money in the world cannot stop the people’s strength from keeping our Democracy alive and healthy.
We will have two years to finish what we started: Make the minimum wage a living wage and create good jobs; insure equal pay for equal work for men and women; invest in education at all levels and lower the loan debt that our graduates bear when done with their educations; take the initiative needed to fix our broken immigration issues; work to improve equality for all people regardless of race, culture, beliefs; strengthen Social Security and Medicare; work toward a country that insures human rights, freedom, dignity, opportunities to work and affordable health care for all citizens on all levels.
At our best, when we work together regardless of our politics, we can and will achieve our goals…It has been quite long enough being divided by politics and greed. We can be strong enough to keep America a shining light where all have equal opportunity and room to breathe. Please vote in this midterm election.
Dick and Gail Gumness, Woodruff