By Agnes Dalton, Citizen
The Picayune Item
In response to your article prior to the Primary Election about the demise of the Democratic Party in Pearl River County, I am a Democrat and proud to say so. Let me outline my reasons for being a member of this demonized party.
• I believe all people, regardless of race, gender or economic status, are created equal and is due equal protection under the law.
• I believe every worker is due fair pay for honest labor, a safe work environment and a secure retirement when retirement is reached.
• I believe every student should have access to the highest quality education and the opportunity to achieve the best of his or her ability.
• I believe every person is entitled to quality health care regardless of social status.
I was the first person in my entire family to attend college. I did so with the help of programs put in place by the Democrats. Students loans were not the big business they are now and were used only after grants were exhausted. I went on to graduate from Law School using these same programs.
Let’s make our elections more balanced and show everyone that we are proud to call ourselves Democrats.