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Re: “B.J. Lawson, the hybrid candidate

Thank you Lisa Sorg for an excellent article. I met BJ Lawson this past spring, and have been following his campaign ever since. He took the time to sit down with me for an in-depth conversation that frankly, blew me away. While I don't agree with all of his positions, I am extremely impressed with where he stands on local sustainable communities, eliminating the death penalty, ending the Iraq War and the War on Drugs. To me, his positions embody the moniker of pro-life in that he believes in a consistent ethic of life from conception to natural death. BJ's position on local sustainable communities is the most exciting and refreshing one to me, personally. As part of this concept, he believes in empowering the residents of low income communities by providing job training and education so they can clean up and rebuild their neighborhoods and not just rebuild them but realize the fruits of their labor by becoming stakeholders through home ownership and becoming business owners/leaders that can employ local residents. This is radically different than the concept of gentrification, which completely disenfranchises and pushes out whole neighborhoods of people. Embracing people where they live and helping them to create viable, thriving, safe communities is just one of several reasons why this Democrat is voting for BJ Lawson to represent the 4th congressional district. I am also breaking rank by voting for Mike Munger for Governor. The change we need doesn't stop with voting for president and vice president.

Posted by ALM on 10/20/2008 at 1:32 PM

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