There are so many things important to me when choosing a candidate.
Character is key as are issues related to those most marginalized in society.
Years ago I remember overhearing my son explain to house guests why I couldn’t accompany them on a day trip.
I was on a grassroots organizing call around health care with President Obama. My youngest thought it was just the two of us on the call: Mom and the President of the United States of America. My older son had a better understanding.
“You don’t have health care!” our guests said, concerned.
“We have it,” my older son said, “But Mom wants everyone to have it.”
Gun Sense is another one of those issues that deeply affects the marginalized in society, whether it’s people of color, women (50 a month killed by intimate partners) or most painfully–children–killed–at schools and in homes–by their peers–when guns aren’t properly stored.
As an adult I feel morally responsible to take action with regard to these deaths. Voting is one way I do that.
Vote on November 6. (Or vote early.)