Sharing this on behalf of my friend and client Marleine Bastien.
Help Me Change How Business Is Done In Washington
My Dear Friends:
Several months ago, I declared my candidacy to be the Congresswoman for District 17. I want to change the way business is done in Washington. For too long, we’ve bailed out companies that hurt our communities. We have used our resources to wage unnecessary wars.
On Tuesday, January 12th, a strong earthquake hit Haiti. Thousands, including members of my own family, lost their lives. After the earthquake, I went to Haiti to advocate for a strong and immediate recovery. I brought food, water, tents, and medication to those in need. While there, I was struck by the vibrancy of the community and the incredible resilience of the Haitian people.
Americans are also resilient in the face of adversity, but we need leadership to achieve goals like affordable healthcare and fair economic recovery. Our country needs to regain its strength if it is to continue to extend a helping hand when other nations suffer, or even, to protect its own people when the next Hurricane Katrina strikes.
My recent experiences have strengthened my resolve to become your Congresswoman.
Our economy needs to be rebuilt. I am running for Congress to make government work for you instead of rich corporations. You deserve to have stable, gainful employment to take care of your family, send your children to college and save for your retirement. Your children deserve the best education so that they can look at the future with hopeful eyes and trusting hearts, not with the anxiety of a fearful nation.
My life has been one of service. My parents taught me the importance of caring for others and giving back. For more than 28 years, I have championed issues like immigration reform, affordable housing, health care, good jobs, women’s and workers’ rights. I have been deeply engaged in the district, and I know the challenges facing our community today. We are tired of more of the same. We need new visionary leadership, and I’m ready for the challenge.
But I cannot do it without you. Please make a $20, $50, $100 donation to my campaign before the March 31st reporting deadline so that I can fight for you in Washington. You can give as much as $2,400. Go to www.votebastien.com and make your donation today.