We are no longer functioning as a society. In a society, human beings work collectively together for the betterment of the community as a whole. And as a community, we bestow upon our elected government officials the care of our most cherished freedoms, “liberty, equality and the pursuit of happiness”. But today we see that our freedoms and our right to have them weren’t being attended to by a majority of these elected government officials. Instead, what has been handed back to the American people is a 44% increase in gas prices, a 40% increase in the deficit, and a 20% decrease in the pursuit of happiness and quality of our lives. These elected government officials chose the betterment of the lobbyists, the corporations, the banks and themselves over the care of our freedoms. Their current debates and ideologies about the abortion issue and affirmative action threaten to erase the minimal amount of equality that we gained from Roe v. Wade and the Civil Rights Movement. And if the trend of the proposed government is allowed to continue, its underlying agenda will surely lead to the removal of liberties for women and minorities.
Being both a woman and a minority I could not stand by and have this come upon me. I choose to run for the U.S. Senate in order to lift every voice of injustice that has been slowly muzzled over the past 24+ years and make them be heard. I’m part Cape Verdean and our voices naturally carry at a volume of LOUD so I’m confident that I will be heard. During every bid for reelection the seasoned politician spouts that they are working towards improving our educational system yet for the past 24+ years California’s educational system has been scorned due to its poor test scores and insufficient funding. I choose to run for the U.S. Senate so that I can call for accountability within our educational system and end the need for parents and teachers to have to provide the funding of school supplies out of their own pocket books.
One of the six functions of government is to develop business strength – Incubate small business, special research and development, such as space research, job training, unemployment insurance and more. If big corporations are going to be so inclined as to cut Californian jobs while increasing their rates for goods, services and fees then I choose to run for the U.S. Senate so that I can get legislation passed that will have them paying their fair share in taxes. Currently only 12% of the California General Fund comes from corporations. That’s just too little when their profits are increasing but California’s and Californian’s profits are not increasing. If corporations aren’t going to take care of us then I’m going to take care of the small businesses who have a more vested interest in the state of California and its people.