The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. – Alice Walker
Ok – here it is… I am an advocate who loathes politics.
Why? I believe in the system. I really do. But, I believe it has been corrupt by power and money and infrastructure. It is no longer about representing the people, but representing the interests of those in power. A compelling argument, from the people, no longer drives decisions.
I realize these are gross generalizations and that there are good guys out there. Here’s the story of one.
I wanted to share this with you because I want to offer HOPE … hope that despite my pessimism you CAN and are making a difference.
I am still riding the high of having over 100 people in Washington D.C. telling their story about CHD (yes, I will write about it, eventually!) Just listen to a few of the follow-up comments from those we met with:
“I know so much more about congenital heart disease because you came last year! Thank you.”
“I have a sibling/friend/child with a heart defect. You guys are making such a difference.”
“Keep doing what you are doing. Keep meeting with the legislators. You are making a difference.”
You are making a difference. Keep telling your story. Fist Bump for encouragement… 🙂