The power of the people (that’s you!)

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… 🙂

Two hands: man and woman, isolated on white