For too long, politics in this state, and in this entire country, has been for the few, for the elite. Laws that enrich the wealthy at the expense of the poor. Laws that make life harder for poor and working class citizens while making life even easier for those who can afford it.
That has to end, and it must end. For the sake of our future as a society, change has to come now. It’s time for us to truly be represented in government, and to truly form a government of the people, for the people.
Ten years ago, I was near-destitute. Financially wrecked by a recession that left me underwater on a house we couldn’t sell, working and picking up odd jobs wherever I could to keep my family afloat. Picking between gas to get to work and groceries to live off of, while everyone’s advice on saving money centered around not spending $200 a month at Starbucks, we were living off of $200 a month in groceries.
But we overcome adversity. We get knocked down, but we rise again. That is the song of the working class. And we will rise up even higher.
One person can’t do it alone, of course, but that has always been our strength. Community. Leaning on others. Supporting each other through the rough times. Throwing some odd jobs toward a friend who’s down on their luck, because you know they’ll remember it. They’ll remember what you did for them, and it will bring you closer together.
This election is about more than putting me in an office in Frankfort. It’s about a community coming together and saying “We’ve got your back, you can count on us.” It’s about bringing us all closer together and, together, our voice will be heard.