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I have another long-term friend. We met in those dreaded middle school years and grew closer through high school and beyond. We ended up going to the Claremont Colleges together. She’s that feisty sort of friend who’ll tell you how it is and she’ll stand up for you even if she doesn’t always agree with you. Everyone needs a friend like that. She’s also incredibly loving and supportive and very smart. She’s a really good person to have in your corner. I was the matron-of-honor at her wedding. She also married a really good guy and they are raising two great kids. Unfortunately, they’re doing it on the opposite side of the continent from me.
Some people might question why we have remained friends so long. In some ways, we are very different. She’s a Liberal Democrat in the very red state of Georgia, a full-time working mom, an Atheist, and she can curse with the best of any sailor. I was a SAHM for many years, married young, and am a devout Christian who chooses my language much more conservatively. On the surface, we don’t have as much in common as we might have with other friends. But this is a girl who has always tried to stand in my corner, offer whatever help she is able to give, and loves me regardless of our differences.
That’s what a true friend does. We’re both active volunteers in our communities and schools. We both have a tendency to stick up for the little guy and support the under dog. She is honest, hard-working, and trustworthy. Those are qualities I hope I share with her.
Her community activism has led her to run for the U.S. House of Representatives in the next election. Not the easiest thing to do for a Liberal Democrat in Georgia.
My Cup of Cocoa Blog - posted July 28, 2017 on International Friendship Day
As a new mom,
I support Kathleen because we simply have got to do better. As a conservative, the impact of not having comprehensive education for all children regardless of race/socio-economic status is insurmountable.
Providing healthcare to all is a basic human need, we may not all agree upon the means of how we get there, but the need itself is undeniable and solutions debated.
Kate supports families! The core values which would make this world a more loving, accepting, nurturing place to live is key to Kate’s campaign. She is not your typical politician, yet she comes to the table with experience few, if any, politicians would have.
We have got to create a world in which my child, and yours, can be kids. A world where the color of your skin does not prevent you from having good teachers, warm food, somewhere to live, and a dream to aspire to. We all must acknowledge that if we do our part and we elect officials to do theirs we can (we must!) be better as a whole.
Aimee Hontz Rodrigues
Even though we may disagree on issues, I wanted to thank you for your generosity for letting me join your conversation. It was very kind of you to engage in the respectful dialogue, which we need more of in this country. It's broken my heart to see how much the dialogue has slipped into arguments and name calling.
It has been a long time since I have spoken to someone about politics, let alone politics of a different opinion. I commend you on your respectful tone and thoughtful responses.
I wish you the best of luck and if you do make it to the general election, enough though I am a Republican, I will vote for you simply as a gesture for the willingness to speak with me during your meeting.
Forsyth County Resident
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