Let Me Be Very Blunt And Tell You Why I Am Running.
Let me be very blunt and tell you why I am running as a candidate for WA U.S. Senate 2018. We are in drastic times therefore; drastic measures have to be taken to protect jobs, people, food, clothing, shelter, isms, land, water, children, healthcare, our civil rights, legal rights, for now and generations to come. Our current federally elected officials have become corporately owned and no longer fight for the people. I am aware many Democrats feel they have little to no power in the current administration. In many ways our elected officials are correct. It is my belief and the belief of many people across the U.S; they set themselves up to be in this situation.
Our elected officials chose to put their will before the people for political and monetary gain. It is thus understandable why people have stopped voting; they no longer believe in the government. People no longer believe we have a government that works for the people and will stand by the people. Since I am one of the people and I am not for sale, nor trying to move up the political ladder unless my work pushes me up, I am not for sale now, have never been for sale, and never will be.
I wish I felt the same passion from our elected officials in DC but I don’t. What I have had to face in spite of my respect and working relationship with our US Senators and some members of the U.S. House, what is best for the people is not always what is best for them or the party. It could not be more apparent than in their insistence on pushing through the Trans Pacific Partnership Fair (Free) Trade agreement.
As I drove across Western, WA it became very apparent how the NAFTA trade agreement negatively impacted people across Washington. Speaking with individuals about the impact on housing, jobs, and a life now gone, I was determined the TPP was not going to happen if I could do anything to stop it. I became informed, went to rally’s, posted information on Facebook and shared across our state and other states. I then held an information session in Tacoma taught by Washington Fair Trade in an attempt to educate the public. I heard the TPP was NAFTA on steroids. The impact would have been a far greater devastation to our labor force in WA State and across the US than NAFTA. People were unaware this trade agreement was created predominantly by corporations and attorneys looking out for profits. People were unaware what was in the best interest of shareholders were on the table and we the people were on the menu.
My push became a passion when I discovered 80% of Americans were unaware of the existence of the TPP, according to the Washington Fair Trade, Senators Murray and Cantwell were in the back pushing hard to get it passed in the Senate. Heck, Kilmer, and DelBene were working in the House. Murray was involved in the NAFTA trade deal and in spite of the deleterious effects on Washingtonians, still supported the TPP. It is unfortunate the current administration had to stop the TPP to protect American jobs when Democrats are supposed to do that. I am just happy the TPP has been stopped.
We need people in office who support the people. There has not been one nominee selected by the Trump administration that has shown a propensity to work for all people. There has not been one nominee who has experience in putting the people before profits therefore; unlike our current Senators, there is not one person I would have voted for and not one I would not have spoken out loudly against. Trump will be selecting more Supreme Court Justices. We need people in the Senate to represent the people and not corporations. We need people who cannot be bought. We need people not afraid to take a stand.
We need Jennifer Gigi Ferguson. I have prioritized my life to serve people. I am blessed to have been exposed to many groups of people across my life span. It is my life and life’s experiences that makes me equipped and prepared to handle the job I am currently seeking.
Jennifer GiGi Ferguson