About Odessia Lee
Odessia Lee here. I am running for Congress of District 08, just a little about me. I volunteered for Organizing For America, where I came in contact with “The People”…people of all races and backgrounds, hard working people who have been kept in the dark about the power they possess when they can communicate effectively with their elected officials; people who are not asking for something-for-nothing; people being denied everyday needs and basic rights; people who want fair and adequate access to jobs, medical care and in some cases just a decent meal, and people who should have the right to become a citizen of the country they know best and love.
The many encounters I made and with inroads into the community psyche, I was able to feed my desire to get more involved. I became a Neighborhood Team Leader canvassing a multitude of neighborhoods with other team members, talking and registering voters, as we walked through the community; talking and listing as the people expressed their feelings about the economy, the lack of jobs and their pent-up anger at not being able to do anything about it themselves nor getting the Representatives they elected and sent to Washington to speak properly and truthfully on their behalf. I believe the lack of progress in our country is directly tied to the loss of meaningful, sensitive communication and the loss of effective and strategic negotiation.
Those voted into office must realize that they were sent there by The People for a reason. That reason is to consistently work on behalf of the many and not the few, to reach solutions and resolutions by analyzing the pros and cons as it relates to their constituents. As a whole, they would work at solving the nation’s problems in order to create roads to navigate in today’s economy, technology needs and social evolutions. To quote from The American President (movie) “We have serious problems and we need serious people to solve them”.
This should not be about political parties; it should be about what is best for our nation and not just about special interests, the rich or lobbyists. It is time for all of us, including politicians, to stop being afraid to do the right thing! This would be done by treating everyone equal, including the Affordable Care Act, upgrading our education system, addressing smarter gun safety laws that protect the innocent while preserving rights of gun owners, The Dream Act addressing immigration as well as understanding and embracing the realities of climate shift. These topics should not strike fear in our representative’s hearts, it should encourage them to be a true driving force for The People.