Dear Editor, Below is the email that I will be sharing with my personal email list of people who live in and/or have contacts in Congressional District 25.
Dear Friends: If you live in Congressional District 25 I want to share why I am supporting Julie Oliver for Congress. She has the lived experiences that many in our community face, including me. She was a teen mother, who had to use the Women, Infants, [and] Children (WIC) Program, Planned Parenthood and other support services for unwed mothers. Julie knows how important access to health care and financial support is to getting on your feet. She knows that education is the key to becoming a productive, contributing citizen. She finished high school, college, and law school. Married. Worked for an accounting firm, a law firm and has been employed by St. David's HealthCare system for many years. She was recently appointed to the Central Health Board of Managers. This email of support is a first for me since my election to public office. However, it is extremely important that the person who is elected to represent this Congressional District, must be willing to meet with and engage all constituents throughout the District and listen to 'their' concerns and critical issues. Regardless of who you are, Julie Oliver has the heart, willingness, and the ability to listen to, work hard for, and reach out across the aisle, to insure that federal legislation will produce positive impacts and outcomes for the people of Congressional District 25, from Burleson, to deep East Austin, down south to Wimberley.