Picture: Contributed Picture / Will Haskell
As I knock on doorways throughout these last few weeks earlier than Election Day, I’m listening to from so many households who’re frightened in regards to the fractured state of our nationwide politics and the absence of federal management. Many have been unable to see their mother and father or grandparents for months at a time because of the unfold of COVID-19. Others are anxiously ready for one more stimulus verify that’s been blocked by the Senate majority in Washington.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a every day reminder that poor federal management hurts us proper right here in Fairfield County. The place the president has failed, state leaders like Gov. Lamont, my legislative colleagues, and I’ve needed to step in to enact pro-science, pro-business containment insurance policies.
That’s why I’m pissed off by some native candidates’ refusal to truthfully acknowledge the seriousness of the president’s failures and his lack of ability to include the virus.
That acknowledgment is just not a “gotcha” speaking level or a partisanship check. It’s straight associated to the state legislative races and our communities right here in Connecticut: The Trump administration’s pandemic response has made Fairfield County a bit bit sicker and a bit bit poorer than was ever essential. Voters might be higher served when all candidates publicly acknowledge that actuality quite than shrink back from onerous truths.
I’m proud to be on Row A of the poll this 12 months alongside distinguished leaders like Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Kamala Harris, and Congressman Jim Himes. The Democratic social gathering has taken this pandemic significantly from the start, and that could be a file that I received’t shrink back from.
Will Haskell is the Democratic candidate for the twenty sixth state Senate district that features Ridgefield, Wilton, Redding and components of Weston, Westport, Bethel and New Canaan.