In her own words, Kathy states that “As a clinical social worker, my code of ethics states that I must uphold the tenets of equality and social justice to all. I take this responsibility seriously and want to guarantee the promise of “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” as outlined in the Declaration of Independence for all of the citizens of the 8th Congressional District.” Democrats are the party of community values and the party that responds to the needs of all, not just the “super-wealthy”. Our Congressional District has been forgotten. It takes some residents an hour to get to the polls to vote, good jobs are hard to find, healthcare is difficult to access, our public education system is being attacked by the current administration while the opioid crisis continues to grow. We are strong, proud people and we deserve better.
The success of any country is not the result of how much money it has or how big the artillery of its armed forces is, but how it treats those who suffering, disenfranchised, elderly, poor, sick and vulnerable. We have a duty to help empower those in need. We have a President who, along with members of the Republican Party, encourages us to discriminate against anyone who gets in the way of stockpiling money and power for themselves. These are not American values. The principles of the Democratic Party include embracing diversity and inclusion. We must look out for and empower one another. We need to look at the world through the lens of verifiable facts. Our politicians cannot continue to lie to their electorate until it becomes truth. It just doesn’t work that way. We are in this world to make a difference. The problems facing our District require complex, innovative solutions so that we can realize the pledge of “one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”