HOW TO BE HEARD is the goal that I have in writing and reaching out to you. How can we as “regular citizens” be heard by the people elected to represent us in Washington, in each state, and locally?

I am currently a resident of Florida for most of the year and Maine in the summer. Although retired now, my career as an educator included teaching Middle Level and High School English and serving as an administrator in small K-8 Maine schools.

I feel passionately that we have voices that we need to use and insights that need to be considered in decision-making. My voice, your voice, our voices…are all important. We may not be wealthy (at least I’m not), we are not classically “powerful,” but we are strong in our numbers and our fervor for compassionate government that is responsive to the needs of the people. There. Enough said for now.