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Letter to the editor: Liz Brown leads with woman's viewpoint

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 12:01 am

For a long time, women have been coming into their own, venturing into “men’s jobs and breaking glass ceilings” as they progress. Many are engineers, astronauts and CEOs, and more are being drawn to politics where they are gaining in numbers and their worth is being recognized.

History has told us about great women who have made a difference in our lives, and it’s gaining momentum nowadays.

You need to look no further than the previous City Council when Liz Brown was one of the two women represented. Whenever issues came up, they were explained, discussed and questioned so that we could all better understand what it was and how it would affect us before it was passed. Women began to learn and understand and take a new interest in politics through them, and more women became actively involved.

They bring a new dimension to council and offer refreshing ideas from a different perspective. If we women are blamed for spending all the money and making all the decisions, shouldn’t we also have a hand in shaping the very things that affect our lives and the lives of our families?

This is reason enough for us to turn out in support of women who leave their comfort zones and enter politics.

Learn who the candidates are, what they stand for and their perspectives on issues. This two-dimensional view is much-needed for all of us to be better represented.

I encourage you to follow Brown, listen to her talk, hear her views and what she hopes to accomplish, and then support her with your vote. I know it will be very much appreciated.

Rosie O’Grady