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Yes, I'm running again to represent YOU in Congress. I'm on the November 2010 ballot. Now I need your VOTE and your help in getting out the message and the votes of others! When it comes to jobs and freedom, we're all in the same boat as a state & as a nation.
I'm travelling around Michigan's 10th District to meet more of you & discuss our shared interests. I'll usually be driving our Flex Fuel Chevy sedan on these trips. The less we rely on foreign oil, the better off we'll be.
I first came to the Thumb in the late 1970's when my then teenage daughter & I were volunteers at the Muscular Dystrophy Assn's summer camp, held at Camp Cavell, near Lexington. This was a very moving experience for both of us as we met the kids who were diagnosed with one of the conditions covered by "Jerry's Kids". If you can participate in one of the upcoming Labor Day projects this year to raise funds for this purpose, please do so!
Later I added a sister-in-law born in Grindstone City to my family, & with her I have visited many familiar sites in Huron County, from the old grocery store site in Port Austin, to Huron City & Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse where her father was born.
I'm so proud of the Thumb counties for becoming the "Wind Turbine Capital of Michigan" with the development of the John Deere Harvest Wind Farm in association with Wolverine Power Co-op. I'm proud of the Michigan Beans from Kinde that have been the staple for the bean soup served in the dining room of the US Senate, & I'm particularly proud of the corn grown here that spurred development of ethanol fuels, though that will gradually be replaced by cellulosic ethanol from a variety of botanical materials & waste by-products.
People in Port Huron are joined to Lapeer by both Highway I-69 & Amtrak stations in both cities, which are important to international trade with Canada, as well as for our own American travel. I belong to both the Michigan Ass'n of Rail Passengers & the National Ass'n & have traveled to the southwest & to the west coast on Amtrak. (The fares are cheapest if you buy them as early as possible before your date of travel.) Rail is an economical way to ship goods, but electric & hybrid cars will soon be on our roads--many designed & built right in our area. Hopefully these will help to keep both our air & water cleaner; we must monitor the mercury levels, TCE from cleaning military aircraft tanks at Selfridge, and sewage spills that contaminate our water from Harrison Township, along Harbor Beach, & Lake Huron & around to Bay Port on the Saginaw Bay. We need volunteer citizens as Water Sentinels for the Sierra Club project in our state.
My hope for this campaign is that we can join together to educate ourselves about the problems that concern us all, from the debasement of the American dollar that makes oil & other imports more expensive, to corporate raiding of public & investor funds, health hazards unmonitored by the FDA, deceptive real estate & banking practices, & so many other concerns. But at the top of the list is the continuing war on two fronts in the Middle East that saps our wealth & threatens to flow into other areas bordering Russia, with risks even to our Alaska shores, where oil drilling claims are being made as global warming at the North Pole makes the area more accessible.
Our nation is new, compared to many others, but we've met many other challenges, and we will meet these, too, & I'm proud to be part of this effort in which you have joined me at the polls, before--& where I hope you'll help to send a message of our concerns on November 2!
Candace visits a soybean farm.
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