To the editor:
Is Congress working for you? It's not working for me. It's time for a change.
Some people like the status quo; Washington insiders keeping members of Congress in line with their money and influence. But it's over. The federal government is out of money to spread around among friends, and the source of that money, the private sector, is languishing.
Our current crop of politicians hasn't and apparently won't fix our problems. We need new, bold representation, and we need it fast.
Southwest Floridians, here's our opportunity. Our incumbent in the U.S. House is vacating his seat to run for U.S. Senate and we have a brand new, interesting and diverse crop of candidates eager to represent us, the citizens of D19. We can meet them, ask our questions and evaluate nine of them at an exciting event on May 21.
The "Leap to Liberty U.S. Congressional Candidate Forum" will let citizens reconnect with the electoral process in the most fundamental way. The audience will see and hear the candidates in person and unfiltered, compare their positions on issues and evaluate their suitability for office, all in a neutral setting. A similar event in Naples drew more than 500 voters. The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 4117 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. so we can all meet and talk with candidates.
It's our country and it's our responsibility to run it. Don't miss this opportunity to get started.