As we fight our way through yet another budget season, I felt inspired to write you all a letter. No, this will not be yet another plea for the funding we so desperately need. It’s not even about our current transportation crisis. In fact, it’s not about the budget at all.
For those of you who don’t know me well, I travel a lot for my “other” full time job. Earlier this month I spent a week in a country ruled by a theocratic monarchy. A country where women are not treated as equals and where speaking out against leadership is punishable by law. Seven days after my return, as I found myself standing in the middle of the CT Convention Center as a delegate to our State Convention, it struck me—I mean, truly struck me—how blessed I am to live in a country governed by a democracy. I reflected on the incredible opportunity I had to be a part of that democracy and all the reasons that eventually lead me to put my name on the ballot last November.