Over the course of my thirty-seven years of “in-the- trenches” social work experience working with children and families on the east and west coast and overseas with the US Army, I have acquired an intimate understanding of the challenges that everyday people encounter.
To be a social worker is to have a front row seat to the spectacle of how politics and policy play out in real life. I have found that it is virtually impossible to separate politics and social work since the former so profoundly affects everyone.
As a member of the Whatcom County community, I have also used my social work skills to assist in community actions that succeeded in preventing the Gateway Pacific (Coal) Terminal from getting the necessary permits to build the largest coal terminal on the west coast, threatening the health and safety of the Lummi Nation, the communities close to the terminal and the planet as a whole. I have found that our community has an enormous amount of smart talented people and with all the hard work put into these fights, we can prevail. I am eager to put my energy and skills to making sure that Cherry Point will not have any new or increased fossil fuel industry.
As county council member for district 2, Amy pledges to:
Advocate for programs that promote clean water, clean air and a healthy environment for future generations.
Approve no project that is shown to be harmful to our citizens and environment.
Block mega jails or any project that is not cost-effective and in the best interest of the people it is meant to serve.
Always support projects that will enhance the lives of the less fortunate and those without a voice, over projects that only profit large corporations.
Encourage and support buying local and increasing business opportunities in our county that promote sustainable well paying jobs.
Actively solicit and listen to your concerns and will consider all consequences when formulating my opinions and decisions.
Always respect and honor Native American treaties