Two Promises I Make to You (Second Message to Conservatives)

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    My “Bridging the Divide” project I described here previously: it’s an effort effort to reach out to those conservatives and others who are under the sway of the right-wing disinformation machine and gently engage them in a way that might pry them loose.

    It’s necessary for two reasons: 1) I cannot defeat Bob Goodlatte without taking many such voters away from him, and 2) the polarization of our country is part of the right-wing’s divide and conquer strategy, and people power cannot prevail unless we work to heal the huge rift the liars on the right have created.

    Therefore I am asking for your help in disseminating these messages.

    The second such message has now been posted here, and I hope you’ll go and cut and paste it into an email and send if around.

    This new message has the title, “Two Promises I Make to You.” The highlights are these:

    I promise that, in my campaign, I will speak only the truth (as I understand it). No one can guarantee that everything they say is true, but I can promise that I will speak what I believe to be true. And I can promise also that I have worked hard, for a number of years, to learn what is true.

    And

    I will always treat the well-being of the average citizen as being as important as that of the rich and powerful–which it is.

    There’s more.

    Please check it out, and send it around.

    BTW, the larger explanation of the “Bridging the Divide” project can be found here.  And the first message to the conservatives, titled “Starting with What We Have in Common” can be found here.

    Andy Schmookler is running for Congress in the 6th Congressional District of Virginia, challenging the incumbent Congressman, Bob Goodlatte.  An award-winning author, political commentator, radio talk-show host, and teacher, Andy moved with his family to Shenandoah County in 1992.  He is a graduate of Harvard University and holds a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley.  

    To learn more about Andy, please go to his website. You may also follow Andy on Facebook and on Twitter.