It’s been just a year since the Women’s March in January, 2017. During that year I decided to run for office, knocked on doors, crafted policy statements, and was elected to local office. That’s my story. Behind other doors lay other stories: of sexual assault, harassment, mansplaining and diminishment, and every shape and form of bad behavior, policy, and pattern that necessitated the need for a woman’s march. We lived through the MeToo movement, and now Time’s Up. Through it all we relived our past and present pain, and wanted to believe that this year would be the one when it would end. Continue reading
I have been quiet during the past few months. Earlier this year I decided to put my name in to run for Township Supervisor. In my corner of Montgomery County, PA the Republican party has had an iron grip for a long long time. But more than that, the individuals who have held this office in recent years have not served the community well. Lack of transparency, responsiveness to residents needs and concerns, and the absence of any vision or plan for the future has led to frustration and a simmering stew of resentment. Continue reading
Hi friends. This is not going to be a post about my travels or my thoughts about work or my garden or friends. This is about something much more important. It’s about being a part of the democratic process and voting.
So today I want to urge all my readers who are American citizens to make sure they are registered to vote. Here in Pennsylvania the deadline is next Tuesday, October 11. While every state is different, most states allow you to fill out forms online. Alternatively you can pick up a form from the friendly people who are out in your neighborhoods handing out forms.
We live in a democracy and are fortunate to have the protections of rule of law and freedom of speech, and the ability to elect officials to represent us. Whether or not you believe that our political system is working the way it should it is my opinion that we have a duty to ensure that our system endures. Each of us makes our voices heard in that most private of places, the voting booth.