All my life as far back as I can remember, I have been interested in politics and government. Immediately after high school, I joined the Army, volunteering for Vietnam. This is where my real education and life began. After serving my years in the military. I came out into the civilian world a much more progressive and thinking person than when I went in. At this point, I started to see the corruption and manipulation of corporations on the population. I also started to witness firsthand what they were doing to our environment. As my ideas and beliefs built, I became far more active in my community as well as in politics and my union.
When thinking of standing up and taking a stand you have to ask yourself, "If not me, who? If not now, when?” I could no longer just sit back and let other people do the fighting I have to stand up and be counted with those Americans who want to save this country and move forward for our children and our grandchildren.
This, in short, is why I'm running. I pledge to you, that I will always stand up and fight for working men and women, for our teachers and our children, against corporations that want to pollute our environment and run-a-way, for the rights of all citizens to access decent healthcare and equal rights.