It is 6:45 on a Saturday morning, and I am outraged.
I am outraged after reading about the 1,475 children missing because ICE has separated them from their families. Children, as young as 18 months old, who have been separated from their parents and may never be reunited, because of the actions of our government.
I am outraged after reading people’s attitudes that politics shouldn’t affect them when they’re watching football or that it is better to judge a mother than to deny her child food.
We hold dear the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in this country. Inherent in these rights is the right to eat, the right to get medical treatment, the right to be raised by loving parents. We need to protect these rights.
If you are angry about the actions of our state and local government, then take action. Speak out. Get involved in political campaigns. Work to change our country and state. It won’t be an overnight change (not even in November), but will take years to accomplish. You will be discouraged and angry some days, but work to make progress.
I will be having a canvassing kickoff on Saturday, June 23 at 10:00. We will meet at the parking lot of the old YMCA in Webster Groves. I would love to have you join us; please let me know if you can make it!
There will, of course, be many more opportunities to help my campaign and others between now and November. I hope you will do so.
Another way to help is to donate on a regular basis. Would you be willing to make a monthly contribution of $5, $10, or $25 to my campaign? It is easy to set it up and make it a regular part of your budget.
However you choose to do it, please find a way to channel your anger to making change. There is too much at stake to be silent at this time.