"It is vitally important the person representing our community truly understands the issues we face - not just in principle, yet lives them, experiences them, not just reads them or hears about them from a distance, really knows them.
We are a diverse community. We speak English, Spanish, Tagalog, Punjabi, Laotian, Cantonese, Mandarin, Arabic and many dialects in between. Our community deserves a representative who not only knows the community, knows the people. One who is an unrelenting advocate who lives here, shops here, plays here, goes to religious services here, speaks the language of the people - in more ways than one.
This is OUR commUNITY, this is OUR District, and we deserve a representative who reflects us - not just someone playing politics or making empty promises and only showing up during election season. It all starts with us - OUR commUNITY having a conversation about how WE want OUR future to look. Then electing leaders to fairly represent us, ALL of us - regardless of zip code or income, skin tone or other human differential. That's the true intent behind the notion of citizen legislators." Salaams, Cheryl