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Letter: Marc Friedenberg and the Green New Deal

on March 07, 2019 4:15 AM

I support Marc Friedenberg in the May 21 special election for 12th district U.S. Representative. With Marc, what you see is what you get. He’s honest, sincere, and dedicated. Marc has exceptional technical and social skills, but I’m writing because Marc also has a vision of how to create better opportunities for our children.

There’s increasing disparity between rich and poor, rural and urban, young and old. We need better transportation and communication. We need good jobs. We need to deal with climate change before it’s too late. And we have to be honest, not bombastic, in dealing with these problems.

Marc supports many of the goals in the well-publicized Green New Deal. The Green New Deal isn’t legislation — it’s a game plan for dealing with our challenges. Specifically, Marc supports improved rural broadband, improved infrastructure and clean energy, improved health care, support for our farming community, and jobs that will motivate and sustain our children.

In our finest moments, the United States has dreamt about a better future and then made that dream happen. Reagan called us the “shining city on a hill;” Kennedy challenged us to build a better future; H.W. Bush called for a “thousand points of light;” FDR’s New Deal provided a will and a way to move forward from the Great Depression. 

Marc is both doer and dreamer. I think that he’s the right person for the job. I hope that you’ll investigate Marc’s position on these issues and then vote for him.

Brian Dempsey

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