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Elizabeth Warren Is For People Like Me

A college student from Swampscott urges voters to support Elizabeth Warren for US Senate.

Letter to the Editor

Swampscott Patch

July 3, 2012 

I’m a student, a woman, a daughter, a neighbor, a public high school graduate, a granddaughter, an unpaid intern.  Elizabeth Warren, the Democrat running for Senate, is dedicated, ambitious, strong, and inspiring.  If elected, she will fight for me, you, Swampscott, and Massachusetts.

I’m a student about to enter my junior year of college. Elizabeth has stressed the extreme importance of education.  A public school and college graduate turned Harvard professor understands why great teachers and a great education are an important right, not privilege, which everyone should have access to.

I am protective of my rights as a young woman.  While her opponent has cosponsored a bill that would deny birth control to thousands of women, Elizabeth Warren has taken a strong stance for protecting fundamental female rights.

Elizabeth has spent most of her life working against Wall Street greed, trying to protect the rights of ordinary Americans, like you and me, who can’t pay lobbyists to represent them in Washington.

I know there are many people out there who are just like me: students worried about paying off their college loans, women worried about losing their rights as women, neighbors worried the toddler next door will still be paying for mistakes made when I was in high school when they are grown up.

I’m supporting Elizabeth this November because she’ll do everything in her power as senator to support me.

Katie Genoversa-Wong

brian condon July 15, 2012 at 10:51 PM
The law requires certain review processes. The proposed development must conform to the rules as interpreted by the boards who are considering the proposal . Not sure how flexible the laws allow them to be. Should be a lot of sturm und drank on the horizon Thanks for moving us forward with this topic
Alex July 16, 2012 at 11:26 AM
It is actually "sturm und DRANG" :-)
Alex July 16, 2012 at 11:32 AM
She does not have any say on this issue: AFAIK, she is not Swampcostt citizen and she is NOT (at least so far) our senator. If she is so anxious to do something ..er.. "for the poor", she can donate them her own mansion. Why this (or any other expensive) slot has to be selected for low income units is
brian condon July 16, 2012 at 01:22 PM
Thanks! My auto spell check has a real problem with German. The point remains that a lot of noise will surround this continued review. It could be a while, and the results are far from certain. Have a great week Alex
Alex July 16, 2012 at 03:20 PM
This is approximately my extend of the German (I also know "dreck" and "schweinhund" but that's pretty much it) so it is not like I'm much better. :-) You are most probably right about the whole brouhaha with this condo and it seems that the neighbors want some goodies from a constructor (dealing with the water issue, etc.) while being unwilling to provide him with enough profit margin to deliver these goodies. Some of the fears related to condos that I read so far are seemingly based on a total ignorance of the issue. OTOH, if this will be an "affordable housing" project, most of the fears expressed may prove to be on optimistic side. Have a good week

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