Hello Blog Friends,
It has been awhile since I had an opportunity to post anything to my Sisters of Christ blog.
My life got a bit crazy when I realized I needed to run for State Delegate in my Maryland district.
I have NEVER run for political office before. But I have worked in State government and Annapolis for a very long time. I have marched for women, children and other vulnerable citizens in our community.
I don’t have a lot of money or rich powerful friends. But I know plenty of the opposite who need a voice in government.
I am running because the things that impact my family and community have not been a priority for our current representatives.
I am running because I am a survivor. I survived being raped when I was in college and I survived domestic violence at the hands of my first husband. I am running to be a #MeToo champion for women and children in Maryland – and the vast majority of men who respect the rights and bodies of women and children.
It isn’t easy but most things worthwhile are difficult.
I’m running because I’m tired of politicians tearing us apart. We are neighbors. I like my neighbors. We agree about much more than the few things we disagree about.
I want to focus on bringing us back together as friends, family and neighbors who as a community can solve issues that affect us all.
Our children and families deserve freedom from the opioid and heroin epidemic. It will not go away without our intervention.
Our drug epidemic is a mental health and substance abuse issue. People burdened by addiction and their families need services. Our mental health and substance abuse communities must be given the resources to lead us to recovery.
My core goal is to provide opportunity, equality and fairness to everyone in the community.
As State Delegate, I will work to assure effective treatment is available for our friends and family caught in the addictions snare. We will stop frustrating our judicial system with an epidemic they are not qualified to rehabilitate.
We are neighbors. I hope to bring our community together because we have more in common than things that divide us.
I miss my blog family. You are my core. You keep me grounded and focused. I need you and your support to make it to the finish line.
When you help me get this message out with a contribution or by sharing a post or liking my Karen4Maryland.com page, you are saying that the people who represent us should reflect our community.
I’m Karen Simpson. I’m a wife, a mom, and a hard worker. You know my stories. I’ve shared them with you. We have wept together. We laughed together and perhaps even growled together. Please join me on my new journey. We are neighbors and I need you.
Thank you for joining me on this new journey. I appreciate your support.
Donations accepted online: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/karen4maryland
Or mail checks to:
Friends of Karen Simpson
8245 Jumpers Hole Road
Millersville, MD 21108
Authorized by Friends of Karen Simpson
Donna Flaharty, Treasurer