ROE V WADE and More... June 29, 2022
I know many of you are upset by the decision made the other day by the SCOTUS. I personally support the sanctity of human life. However, concerning you and your life, I feel as though everyone has a right to their own beliefs, feelings, etc. It is not my duty to impose my personal beliefs on you. I believe in boundaries. There will be some that will use their title and authority as a form of power, control, manipulation or simply be biased. I encourage everyone to become politically mature and contact your state and local representatives and get involved, stay connected, not just on one issue, but everything, take ownership in your communities and what choices are being made for you without you. Use your voice and know your power. Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression. I urge you to vote your conscience, your future depends on it. Get involved and stay involved. Voting in your local elections is vital. This link will inform you who represents you https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/MO
Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control. All Americans should have access to quality healthcare and proper health care. Expecting mothers, should have proper prenatal and postnatal care, and assistance to help mothers and babies with resources that have no choices. Adoption should be more accessible and affordable, the foster care system needs to be cleaned up and so a better job in placing children , not losing them in the system and help put families back together. In addition, some men may need a reminder that there is birth control for them, that It takes sperm to fertilize an egg (It does take two).
It would be feasible for the government to advocate for a Cost of Living Adjustment for Missourians since gas and food is so expensive. Help small business owners, help people become entrepreneurs and let's build on our economic development. Representation is needed in the inner city, rural, and suburban.
All students deserve quality, equal and equitable education with clean buildings, clean air and the best technology. No one in Missouri should be hungry or homeless. Better assistance is needed to help the veterans that have served this country. Infrastructure is needed and hate and corruption should not be in office. We need restoration and reconciliation. We need people in office with character, integrity, accountability, who are trustworthy, and not afraid to blow the whistle when needed. We need to help one another and respect one another even if we don't agree on everything. We must focus on having a better future.
We should end all filibusters and put priorities in order. Let's get some sustainability for communities. I may not be your voting choice and that's cool. I'm not bought out by anyone, nor bossed, and I'm not biased. I believe in building bridges and closing gaps and removing barriers. I don't go along with what's popular who is popular. I think and strategize best practices on how to make sure everybody receives the representation that we need but we must come together.
Dr. Gena Ross, PhD
Public Policy and Administration/Local Government Management for Sustainable communities