Today is Pay It Forward Day.
Rather than simply holding a door or buying a cup of coffee for a stranger, I’m making a much bigger ask this year.
Raise your voice to ensure that attacks at schools, churches, synagogues, and other places of worship, work, and education, are unacceptable; that perpetrators are held accountable, and that violence and hatred have no place in our society.
Hold your elected officials accountable and push them to focus on the important aspects of our society: our health, our education, our infrastructure, and our safety.
Both parties are guilty of distracting us from what we need to capitalize on what they want.
We should not accept the narrative from either side but focus on what is best for ALL Americans.
No one should go bankrupt to care for their child or spouse, and everyone should have access to quality, affordable care. Treatment options and outcomes should be dependent on science, not on geography.
All children deserve an education that prepares them for a successful future, that establishes a lifelong yearning for knowledge, and a quest for truth and facts that drive their decisions today and tomorrow.
We will no longer abide by partisan divisiveness and insurmountable
debt while our critical infrastructure crumbles. We must have dependable roads, bridges, and
tunnels. Children should have safe passages
to their schools, and our utilities should be reliable, efficient, and secure.
We should not live in fear of our neighbors, the police, or our government.
Government derives its just powers from the governed, and it is beyond time we take our rightful place in oversight.
“It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt, when they degenerate into a populace, that they are incapable of exercising their sovereignty.” – James Monroe, born on this date in 1758
On this Pay It Forward Day, let’s preserve the legacy and memories of our Founding Fathers, our military veterans, and all who have sacrificed to guarantee our way of life, based on our Declaration of Independence, our Constitution, and our Bill of Rights.
We must continue to pay it forward with our passion, our commitment, and our voice, to ensure we remain a nation of the people, by the people, and for the people.