Lissa Squiers Makes Her Case in Democratic Texas 7th District Congressional Primary
Primary Day is May 29. Early voting is taking place now and runs through May 25.
The primary is for the right to challenge incumbent Republican John Culberson.
I asked Ms. Squiers if she would like to write a brief account for my blog as to why people should vote for her.
Here is what Ms. Squiers wrote—-
As a candidate for political office I meet a lot of people. Every one of these people has the same basic needs, and underneath everything else, they are saying they want a good life for themselves and their children. Every family benefits when people are healthy and educated. Every community benefits when they have good roads and bridges and schools and first responders. Every business benefits when people and families and communities are strong. No one ever says they don’t want these things.
The next logical step is where we differ: what’s good for people is what’s good for business. That’s what I believe and that’s what liberal Democrats believe. Centrists and ‘moderates’ in both parties believe the opposite. They say that what’s good for business is what’s good for people. Both of my opponents for Congressional District 7 have made a lifetime and a business out of this opposite approach. But the economy and Occupy Wall Street and current reality for the majority of Americans shows us this doesn’t work – catering to corporations has given us nothing but a few scraps of their leftover lunch and a big mess to clean up.
I believe in equality: Voting equality. Women’s equality. Wage equality. Education equality. Social equality. Marriage equality. Religious equality. Racial equality. Healthcare equality. These things are our God-given, inalienable rights. If I am honored with the opportunity to represent Congressional District 7 in Washington, my votes and acts and policies will come from these beliefs. These things are good for people and good for communities. Healthy people and healthy communities create and support healthy businesses and a healthy American economy.
My work in the community in education, juvenile justice, religious and voting rights, women’s rights and union rights are extensive and come from the heart. As a Texan and Houstonian, my family’s history and future are here. I hope you will vote in the upcoming Democratic primary to choose candidates that will support the equality and rights that are necessary to let Americans create the American Dream that we are all capable of. I would be honored to receive your vote for Congressional District 7. As a woman, as a mother, as a Texan, I know that 2012 is the year for the changes we need to take America forward. And as a Democrat, I know that 2012 is the year that we make better lives for all, not just the privileged few.