Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Kirk Cheered at Union Station
A rainy Tuesday work day ended on a positive note when I saw Mark Kirk and some enthusiastic volunteers greeting train riders tonight at Union Station. How nice (and kind of old fashioned in a good way) to see a sitting congressman taking the time to meet "real" people and say hello in a totally unexpected way. He got a great reception - heard lots of "thank you" and "keep up the good work" and shouts of support as folks boarded the train. I stopped to shake his hand and let him know that I am one democrat who will be voting for him this November and found out I am not alone. There are other 10th District Dems signing up at Democrats for Kirk daily. If you're a like-minded dem go sign up now. If you are still on the fence consider this - Mark Kirk, not Dan Seals, has been endorsed by the Sierra Club, the Illinois Education Association, The Human Rights Campaign and Planned Parenthood. Seems to me having a representative who can work for human rights, education and the environment AND work with republicans is a great way to start finding the common ground we are going to need to solve some of the huge problems facing all Americans.