Here to Help from an Early Age
One bright, sunny day when I was a little girl, my mom took me swimming at the local public pool. Much to my delight, someone had brought a big box of plastic toys – bright orange whales, free for all the visiting children.
My mom said I could pick out my own, and she didn’t have to tell me twice. I rummaged happily until I found just the perfect whale. I loved it immediately, because it wasn’t like the rest. The whale I’d picked had a large dent in its side.
“Don’t you want a nice toy, like the other children have?” my mom asked. “That one’s damaged.”
But I clutched my chosen whale tightly. “This one is hurt, and I can save him,” I told her. I named him Crash, and that beat-up orange whale became one of my favorite toys.
Hope in the Face of Hardship
Last year at this time, we didn’t know how much damage to expect from the new administration. With the help of a complicit GOP, the results have been worse than we ever could have imagined. However, we also could not have predicted how many millions would rise up in resistance—forming one of the biggest grassroots movements in American history.
And that has been more amazing than I ever could have imagined.
My Commitment to Service
From my early years of rescuing misfit toys to my grownup commitment to volunteer service, I’ve always tried to do the right thing and help others—particularly the most vulnerable. Now I’m taking it to the next level and running for public office here in Pasco County. But I can’t do this alone.
In order to protect our healthcare, environment, retirement security and more, we need legislators who will work for everyone—not just the wealthy and well connected. Help me win this State House seat and I will dedicate myself to working for you. Please contribute if you haven’t already (or haven’t lately), and consider “making it monthly” to keep up our momentum!
I appreciate each and every one of you,
~Dr. Linda Jack