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Spokane, Hillary share values

I am a child of Spokane. I grew up learning the values we hold dear: hard work, respect, faith and generosity.

As a little girl, I played soccer the first years that Spokane had teams for girls, coached by people who believed in equity. I learned that I mattered. Throughout my childhood, I attended excellent public schools that prepared me for life in the 21st century. I learned that education is critical. And as a teenager, my faith community taught me about volunteering and service. I learned to care for others.

These are values that I try to live out in my daily life. And, they are completely absent from the Republican nominee for president.

I, like many of you (I suspect), am dismayed by the way this election cycle has gone. We can and must do better. And so, I write to humbly invite you to join me in supporting Hillary Clinton for president. It may be the only time you will ever vote for a Democrat, and I understand and honor that. I also believe that the same city that taught me to love others so well cannot possibly support anyone else in this fall’s election.

Kara King

Seattle



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