I have never been involved in a political campaign before, but I am deeply involved in Jeannie Darneille’s campaign for state Senate in the 27th Legislative District.
I first worked with her when she was the director of the Pierce County AIDS Foundation, and I was a volunteer at Three Cedars AIDS hospice. I got to see firsthand her courage in fighting for disadvantaged people and in standing up for just but unpopular causes.
I contacted her again recently with my concerns about education, and she took most of the morning to meet with my colleagues and me. I was so impressed with her responsiveness that I decided to volunteer my time in support of her campaign. As I became more familiar with the logistics of her race, I realized how important it was for me to stand beside her, for women’s reproductive rights, for marriage equality, for economic justice.
In all the time I’ve spent with Darneille, listening to her rally her many volunteers and supporters, I have never heard her bash her opponent or resort to negative campaign tactics. That, in itself, speaks volumes. Please join me in voting for Darneille for state Senate.