Now more than ever, we need to hold government accountable to We the People. I believe in a government that is on your side: a good government, a government that is transparent and a responsive, efficient government.
I also believe our government should be honest and effective, and that we the people should have a right to know how our money is spent so that we can have a better quality of life and a strong future.
Let's also stop the name calling and finger pointing and try to heal this state. We can do better on this front and we simply must. How we work together and what we do will have a lasting impact on all of us. Let's finally get schools funded and make sure our frail and elderly get the care they need. Let's protect the middle class and shine a light on government. And let's do it in a dignified and respectful manner.