Throughout my lifetime, the Democratic party has stood for fairness.
As a child I was inspired by President Kennedy & Martin Luther King on TV, and hard-working women like my aunt. As a young working single mother in the early 1960s, my aunt lived the struggle for a woman’s place in the world. She introduced me early on to the idea of taking a stand on behalf of those without power or advantages. She embodied the cause and cost of feminism, a description I proudly apply to myself.
Over the last century, through civil rights legislation, consumer protection and labor laws, Democrats have shown themselves to be the party to best represent women, the poor, minorities and disadvantaged, while Republican policies have been shown to benefit the wealthy, powerful and well-connected.
Raising our voices
Issues, insights and day-to-day adventures along the campaign trail