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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

I just want to do my job as a mom and a teacher

I just want to do my job as a mom and a teacher. I want to do what I can to support my family and teach children well. I don't want to have to research and speak up everyday because so many political leaders are not doing their jobs. Every day I have to research the words and acts of our president, words and acts that don't seem true or accurate. And, as you may guess, his words and actions are often not research-based, the result of good analysis, or directed toward the best interests of the American people.

Everyday his sound bites are alarming, worrisome, and distracting from the work I want to do. Everyday he threatens our safety and supports leaving us worried and unsupported. He is a threat to our freedom, our safety, our peace of mind, and he's added an extra job to every citizen's day--the job of researching to figure out what he says is true and what is not. There has never been a less trustworthy president in my lifetime.

I just want to do my job as a mom and a teacher, but we have a president who is not doing his job of good analysis, decision making, collaboration, and leadership leaving all of us with extra work to do each and every day. A troubling reality for every American who cares about our democracy and the opportunity for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for every person who lives in this country.