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Letter: Why I'm Running for Congress

on May 20, 2019 4:30 AM

I’m running for Congress and I’m asking for your vote on May 21 to protect the values that my wife, Becky, and I are teaching our daughters.

I believe we’re called upon to leave behind a better world for our kids. That means moving forward, making progress, and thinking about the big picture.

It means protecting programs that help every American live and retire with dignity: Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security.

We need to invest in critical infrastructure like roads and bridges, our power grid and cybersecurity. We need to protect our environment and natural resources.  

Every American deserves an equal chance to succeed regardless of what ZIP code you were born into.

We need to invest in primary through higher education, and ensure that everyone has high-speed Internet access. That will help stem the brain drain holding our economy back.

These are values we share and are passing on to our children. The problem is that the politicians we’re sending to Harrisburg and Washington have failed us. 

They lack leadership—and vision.     

They’re too busy playing it safe, looking at polls and not busy enough actually working. 

I decided to run for Congress after looking at my wife Becky and our two daughters and realizing that doing this, right now, right here, is the best thing that I could do to help create a better world for them. That’s why I’m running.  I’m going to keep fighting for them, and for you, when I’m in Washington.

Marc Friedenberg
Ferguson Township

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