I am running for Congress to
represent the 3rd Congressional District of Connecticut
for the following reasons:
FIRST, TO RAISE IMPORTANT ISSUES
facing this nation and this world, help shape
this year’s political debate and change the current
political culture, which is currently dominated by greed
and violence. The key issues are: democracy, justice,
and peace. Unless the Greens speak out on these issues,
no one will; certainly not the Democrats, who have lost
their voice in our current post-9/11 political culture
of acquiescence and obedience to Republican rule.
SECOND, TO PROMOTE DEMOCRACY.
As Ralph Nader and others have said,
democracy is not a spectator sport. Voter alienation is
at an all time high, especially among those under 30.
People are turned off by a corrupt, money-drenched
political system. We no longer have “democracy“: a
government of the people, by the people and for the
people. I call it a “kleptocracy”, because the
Republicans and Democrats are stealing from the middle
class and the poor and giving to the rich through tax
cuts, and to big business through corporate welfare
THIRD, TO WORK FOR PEOPLE.
Let’s roll back the “Republicrat”
tax cuts; let’s end corporate welfare as we know it;
let's cut military spending; and let’s use these
public resources to provide universal health care to all
Americans, balance the federal budget, and protect
Social Security from Democratic and Republican
mismanagement. Together, we can bring democracy back to
the United States of America, take our government back
and make it work for the common good, for all of us, not
just the rich and powerful.
FOURTH, TO WIN!
Voter registration and party enrollment data
explain how. As of October 2000, there were 318,000
registered voters in the Third District: 60,925 (19%)
Republicans, 116,525 (37%) Democrats, and 140, 550 (44%)
Unaffiliated Voters. In a three-way race, I can build a
winning coalition of Greens, disaffected Democrats and
Republicans, and unaffiliated, independent voters to win
the privilege of representing you in Congress. To
win, I need your time,
and your VOTE.