"Everyone deserves a chance at the
My grandmother raised me in a poor section of Miami, Florida. Although we were poor, she did the best she could and taught me to dream the American Dream – go to school, work hard and then go for your dream. When I was 14 my grandmother had to enter a nursing home, and I was on my own. Still following her advice, I finished high school and went to work immediately after graduating. I’ve been working ever since.
I’ve never been independently wealthy, at least not as far as money is concerned. But I am grateful for the wealth I have in my relationships with my husband, children, grandchildren, extended family members, and very dear friends.
However, I worry about their futures. I especially worry about the future for my grandchildren and all our children. That is why I am running to represent Georgia’s 12th District.
I am running for families like my own – hard-working men and women who want to support their families, own a home, have access to affordable, quality healthcare and education and enjoy a secure retirement.
Americans deserve a living wage. Our citizens of Georgia’s 12th District deserve a living wage – a wage that will cover the cost of home ownership, meet monthly bills and save for comfortable retirement. Young adults entering the job market from high school deserve a living wage. A living wage sets everyone, regardless of educational level, on the pathway to the American Dream of a secure lifestyle for their families. We all deserve that.
Many people running for office are independently wealthy. I’m not. Like many of you, I KNOW what it’s like to worry about which bill to pay first. I KNOW what it’s like to worry about illness because I couldn’t always afford good health insurance. I KNOW what it’s like to worry whether public education would be enough for my children and grandchildren, because we couldn’t afford expensive extracurricular activities for them.
I am running, because I believe in YOU, and I believe in US, and our ability to see, that at the end of the day, we all want the same things in life: to earn a living wage, to be safe in our homes and our communities, and to take care of our loved ones.
How do we create this life we want for ourselves and our children? Together. It’s when we come TOGETHER, and plan TOGETHER, and work TOGETHER that we can all create the life we want.
We need people in Congress who will stand up for EVERY American and ensure that the system works for us all, not just the wealthy few.
We can do it. TOGETHER.