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I had a great night with new friends in Higginsville tonight. We met to talk about Tuesday's election and what each of the Amendments and Propositions meant and if we thought they were good or bad ideas. We discussed people running for office and who would be a good choice. Of course we thought Connie Simmons would be a good person for Mo House of Representatives District 53.
It has been a crazy last couple of months. I have discovered a new me inside the quiet, shy, non public Connie. I have gotten up in front of people of all ages and backgrounds and spoken about what my idea of a representative is. I believe that a representative's job is to find out what their district wants them to vote for and against and do what the majority wants, Not just what you want.
I believe that our future depends on our Children and their education and it is our duty to make sure that is a priority NOW. School funding has been cut over the last several years and we cannot afford for that to continue.
I believe that our elder community need our support and that health care and medicines should be available to everyone, equally.
I believe that our roads and infrastructure are in terrible shape and that we need a proposition that puts all of the proceeds directly into roads, immediately.
I believe that we need to help our veterans. If not for them we would not be voting. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.
I believe that we need to support veteran's homes and rural hospitals that are closing at alarming rates.
I believe that Right to Work was Wrong and we need to insure that it does not try and come back to Missouri.
I believe that it it way past time Missouri passed the Equal Rights Amendment brought up in the 70's. Women who do the exact same job as men deserve the exact same wages, not 20% less.
I believe that the second amendment is an important part of American History and should never be taken from us. I am a gun owner and a pretty good shot.
I believe that America is Great. Always has been and always will be.
I believe that Missouri is the greatest state to live in.
I believe that it is our DUTY to vote on Tuesday. Not just a right that our ancestors fought and gave their lives for. We owe them. We all need to read about each candidate and make informed decisions on each issue. Do not trust any media sources no matter where it comes from to make the decisions for you. Do not allow any political party to make the decisions for you. Read, ask questions, find the answers and Vote.
If you have any questions for me and want to know what I think about any issue, call or text me 816-456-8791. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I will always answer your questions honestly and if I don't know an answer, I will tell you I don't and try and find an answer for you.