I want to share the story of what happened
when I was invited to speak at the Highlands County
Recently I was having reservations about my scheduled opportunity to speak with the Highlands County Tea Party, but after giving much thought to the worst possible scenario, I put on my pantsuit, showed up and gave it my all.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not afraid of anything --well, anything except snakes. 😉 Unsure of how my message would be received I was worried whether or not I would leave the event as possibly anticipated --covered in rotten tomatoes... I could not have been more wrong about my weary expectations.
While standing in front of around 100 senior citizens and Trump supporters, I found my voice.
Highlands County has the second largest demographic of Senior Citizens in the country, so I spoke about issues of concern to everyone in the room.
I shared a story about my parents who live on a limited income, a difficult task when Social Security recipients haven't experienced an increase for over 40 years.
I talked about my mother needing new glasses after her cataract surgery, I shared how difficult it is for my father to be losing his hearing, and an aunts dental issues that have caused serious health issues.
It's already difficult enough to get by on a limited income, but it's down right inhumane to force undue financial burdens on seniors for the basic ability to see, hear and maintain good dental health. I explained the overall benefits of simply increasing Social Security and expanding medicare coverage to vision, hearing and dental.
For those who don't know, without naming the actual legislation or the sponsor, I basically explained U. S. House Rep. Alan Grayson's Bill; H.R. 3308 "Seniors Have Eye's Ears and Teeth Act" --and they loved it.
I talked about our environment, veterans care and reversing "Citizens United" -- all what I would've considered progressive idea's and I left the event without a speck of food on my clothing, not a single speck. 😉
Instead, I left with many thanks, hugs and promised votes. I must say, I was pleasantly surprised at the reaction in the room and I'm finding wherever I go, there is much more that unites us than divides us.
Running a campaign in the 9 Florida counties of the newly drawn 17th congressional district is expensive, and we're running out of time to reach voters with our message.
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