Build a Truly Strong Future for Virginia with Terry Modglin in Senate
This year, my fellow Virginians, you should no longer be forced to accept the status quo – you can build the Virginia you want to see, a stronger Commonwealth that is a leader in our nation. Instead of politicians obsessed with fundraising from special interests and battering the other party in order to raise more funds, you can elect a candidate who is focused on your concerns and aspirations and the common good. I ask you to vote for me to make our common good the number one priority and thereby build a strong future for Virginia.
We are all very concerned, and should be, about the threats we see to our quality of life, environmental ones that range from suffocating traffic to global warming; economic ones with fewer quality jobs, inadequate pay, and the need to seemingly work forever just to provide a basic living for our families; and concerns about the very moral fiber of our society and doubts about whether we can withstand the challenges of drugs, disorder, and a social order that seems more bent on individual pleasure than it is on family and community. Common sense seems to have given way to the loudest voices and technical procedure.
A large part of our problem is that we feel so powerless to do anything significant about it. Courts overturn what the popular will decided; huge campaign contributions from the wealthy and special interests dwarf what average citizens could once do; and the institutions that are established to ensure a fair deal for those who follow the rules are unwilling to insist that everyone follow the rules. So many of us want to give up – and accept what legalocracy, bureaucracy and weak institutions are willing to hand to us.
I AM DETERMINED TO CHANGE THIS TREND AND YOU CAN, TOO, BY ELECTING ME TO THE VIRGINIA SENATE. NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO STUFF CAMPAIGN DOLLARS IN THE BALLOT BOX, ONLY VOTES COUNT. WE LIVE IN A FREE COUNTRY – NO ONE CAN FORCE YOU TO ACCEPT WHAT YOU DO NOT WANT. LET’S WORK TOGETHER TO DO THOSE THINGS THAT BUILD A STRONG FUTURE FOR VIRGINIA. OUR ANSWER IS NOT TO ASSIGN ALL DIRECTION TO THE GOVERNMENT BUT RATHER TO MAKE IT AN INSTRUMENT SHAPED BY OUR BROADER DETERMINATION TO BUILD A HEALTHY, PEACEFUL, AND CARING SOCIETY, THE ONLY WAY OUR FORM OF GOVERNMENT WILL REALLY LAST. IAM PROUD TO BE AFFILIATED WITH THE BOLDLY INDEPENDENT GREEN PARTY OF VIRGINIA TO BRING ABOUT THIS REALITY OF A VIRGINIA WORKING TOGETHER.
In joining this campaign and electing me to the Senate from Virginia’s 35th District, together we:
- Reject the assumption that large campaign contributions from special interests have to rule the Commonwealth
- Insist that our choices on the environment and other issues not only protect us now but improve the future of our children and grandchildren’s generation. We are the temporary stewards of our earth.
- Promote the development of healthy lifestyles and strong families, not the money from vice that some governments see as a financial fix.
- Embrace innovation and excellence in the pursuit of education and employment
- Practice a lifestyle of caring, peace, mutual respect, and respect for the rule of law that are the foundations of a republican democracy.
In my Policy Priorities, you will learn more about my proposals to arrive at a more realistic minimum wage; increase our emphasis on public transportation, especially more trains; make our roads safer; insist on more responsible firearms measures; respect the lives of all, especially unborn babies and the aged; innovate to increase the excellence and at the same time reduce the financial cost of education; maintain fiscal balance while recognizing the basic needs of those who have the least capacity to help themselves; and changing our basis or representation to reflect our communities not the election and re-election interests of political parties.
The biggest fiction that is constantly propagated by the media is that we elect a President, a Governor, or our legislature in the Commonwealth and then those elected officials solve all the problems. They don’t. Not only does power theoretically derive from the people, solutions derive from the people. I understand that, and therefore I pledge a minimum of fifteen town hall meetings per year spread around the 35th District. People of Fairfax County, the City of Falls Church, and the City of Alexandria, I want only to work with you, not above you. I appreciate your support today and when you vote on Tuesday, November 3 or earlier, to build a strong future for Virginia.