Hello Blog Friends,
It has been too long since I have had a moment to post anything to Growl 4 Justice.
My life got crazy after I filed to run for State Delegate in my district in Maryland.
I have NEVER run for political office before. But I have worked in State government and Annapolis for a very long time. I marched for women, children and other vulnerable citizens in our community.
I have growled for justice all my life. Now it is time for me to be part of the change I have been screaming for.
I don’t have a lot of money or rich powerful friends. But I know plenty of friends who need a voice in government.
I am running because the things that impact my family – my husband and children, 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.
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. I plan to win.
Please help me get this message out with a contribution or by sharing a post or liking my Karen4Maryland.com page.
Please join me on my new journey. Please join our team. The people who represent us should reflect our community.
Thank you for your support during this new journey.
Are you able to support my journey financially?
Donations accepted online: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/karen4maryland
Or checks may be mailed to:
Friends of Karen Simpson
8245 Jumpers Hole Road
Millersville, MD 21108
Must be a US citizen or legal US resident to donate
Primary Election: June 26
Early Voting: June 14 – 21
General Elections: November 6
Early Voting: October 25- November 1
Authorized by Friends of Karen Simpson
Donna Flaharty, Treasurer