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Grace Ross on Principles & Values

 


Earns $30K/year; millionaires have no clue what we face

We've talked about an outside voice. I make about $20,000 to $30,000 a year, have my entire adult life and lived on that money. The three folks I'm running against are in the top 14,400 income earners in the country, and if we think we're getting something from the outside when what we're getting is all folks- besides me- who make over $5 million or something year, they have no clue what the rest of us face.
Source: 2006 MA Gubernatorial debate on Fox News with Chris Wallace Sep 25, 2006

Running to rebuild democracy

Q: What do you hope to accomplish in this campaign?

ROSS: Deval keeps talking about bringing in voters who have given up. When people ask me, 'How do you get people involved?' one of the things is that we need to talk to real people about real issues. I'm accomplishing something different. It's called trying to rebuild democracy. And if we can't have a democracy for and by the people, if all we can have is a democracy for rich folks, then we don't have a government anymore.

Source: 2006 MA Gubernatorial debate on Fox News with Chris Wallace Sep 25, 2006

Corporate parties offer only empty promises & band-aids

Every four years in Massachusetts we are faced with the duty of who our leaders should be, and every four years from the corporate parties we hear the same empty promises, the same band-aid solutions to problems that would require surgery, and the same hollow proposals that aren't followed-up on and don't speak to real people.

We are facing ecological, economic, and social dilemmas in our lifetimes that the world has never before seen, and we need a new kind of leadership that isn't interested in making the change later, but making the change NOW.

Grace Ross and Wendy Van Horne are those kind of leaders. Isn't it time that we elect leaders who respect and work to include ALL people, regardless of where, when, or how they were born? Isn't it time we elect leaders who admit that we are in a global environmental crisis and whom are already taking steps to reverse the damage humans have done? Isn't time we make the change right now? Help us make the change!

Source: Campaign website, www.graceandwendy.org Jun 3, 2006

Life-long activist working with diverse, low-income leaders

Grace Ross has been a life-long activist working with diverse, low-income leaders to abolish poverty and on progressive causes from nonviolence, the environment, and international solidarity to anti-racist struggles, women's rights, union organizing and gay/lesbian civil rights. She grew up in New York, came to Harvard for college and graduate work and found her home in the streets and primarily low-income communities' struggle for survival and justice. She is a white lesbian living in Worcester.

Source: Campaign website, www.graceandwendy.org Jun 3, 2006

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