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I Vote, I Believe

I believe: in liberty & justice for all – not just for those few with the financial means to procure the best defense, not just for those of certain a creed, gender, race or perceived status of privilege. I believe that integrity matters, that character is measured by the congruence of one’s behaviors aligning with one’s professed values, that all humankind is fallible and that all must be held accountable – that no one person, regardless of rank, creed, gender, race or perceived status of privilege is above the laws which govern all.

I vote: for those with integrity who demonstrate through their actions that they serve for the greater public good, not for their own gain, ego gratification or insider privilege. I vote: for those who know intuitively deep in their being that we all do better in life when we all do better – not just the very few. I vote: for those who recognize that healthy societies are created, sustained and flourish when all people are supported to have equal opportunity access to basic human needs: nutritious food, potable water, clean air and habitable environment, health care, shelter, education, work, and meaningful community interactions.

Marilyn Darilek



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