I admit it. I became active in politics because of Donald Trump and the threat he represents to our country and our planet. But my concerns didn’t start with Trump. For years now, I’ve been watching our country change. And not for the better.
I’ve seen jobs disappear, wages stagnate, family businesses crushed by mega-retailers and big box stores, husbands and wives working two jobs just to make ends meet, schools that fail to give our kids even the semblance of an education and families driven into bankruptcy by medical bills.
I could go on, but I don’t have to. You’ve seen the same things yourself.
You’ve witnessed the wealthiest become increasingly wealthy while the rest of us are stuck in place or headed in the opposite direction. You’ve seen economic power concentrated in the hands of a few very wealthy individuals, the big banks, the large corporations and Wall Street.
And you know full well that with economic power comes the power to make the rules that benefit the favored few. As a result, for the first time in our history, our lives and our fortunes are in the hands of those we did not elect. What we now have in America is, in fact, a Ruling Class.
No wonder so many people feel that the system is rigged. The truth is, they’re right.
That’s why I’m running for the State Senate. To put an end to laws that benefit only this Ruling Class and to replace them with laws that help the rest of us.