People right now kind of know that Rev. Raphael Warnock is one of their U. S. Senators. It’s all over the news that he’s running for re-election and who his opponent is. Hard to miss if you want to know the truth. Rev. Warnock is everything you would want in a Senator white, black, or pink polka dotted. I do feel pity for Walker being used like this, but he’s a grown man. He is not, in any sense of the word, qualified to be a Senator.
However, with rare exceptions, it is unusual for most residents of the area to be able to tell you who their STATE Senator or Legislators are. Most don’t even know what district they reside in. That’s pretty much true regardless of whether or not they usually vote one way or the other. Doesn’t say much for the communication being done, does it? How in the heck do you expect people to get involved in their own governance if you don’t keep them informed?
Oh, I get it-we are supposed to treat them like mushrooms and keep them in the dark. I This is the theory that says that the elected officials “know best for the voters” and the voters don’t need to know what is going on until the legislation is signed into law when it is too late for them to protest or influence the course of events. Well, maybe I’m nuttier than a trainload of Claxton fruitcakes, but I have never thought much of that idea. Elected officials are supposed to be servants of the people, not the other way around. My thoughts are bound to chafe some folks like beach sand in their swim trunks but they’ll just have to live with it. I’m like that.
I intend to keep people as informed as I possibly can. The way I want to do this is through public town halls, articles in our newspapers, and interviews on our radio stations. I have seen our current Senator in photo ops–in Marietta, in civic clubs that only well-to-do folks can go to, and board meetings of big businesses. I’ve never seen anything about him meeting with just plain old folks. Maybe he does and I just have missed it. But you’d think people would know his name.
I’m Ellen Wright. Look at the page that talks about who I am. Read more of my posts to find out what I’m all about. I want District 29 to thrive and flourish but to do so from the bottom up. We need affordable housing for workers, small businesses need supporting, public schools need to be improved. our infrastructure needs work, healthcare must be improved, and we have to restore our women’s rights to determine their own future’s. Help me get to the place where I can help you.
VOTE BLUE FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. VOTE BLUE TO DEFEND OUR DEMOCRACY. VOTE BLUE TO RESTORE THE RIGHTS OF OUR WOMEN AND GIRLS. VOTE VOTE VOTE.
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