With all of the wacky cross-party political mailers and confusing TV ads focusing on the 24th Congressional District election, we feel even stronger about our decision to vote for Helene Schneider. We feel that Helene is the best person to replace Lois Capps because, like Lois, she consistently represents and fights for the values that we believe every healthy community needs — economic opportunity, environmental protection, quality education, women’s reproductive rights, and equality for all our citizens.

The more we know about politics, the more we see it as a game. And not a game like checkers, but chess, where you need the kind of brilliant mind that allows you to think multiple steps ahead and strategically plot your course, all while not allowing yourself to be thrown off track by what or how someone else plays. We’ve seen how difficult and almost impossible Washington politics have become. We’ve witnessed the communication and collaboration breakdown of our polarized political party system. From what we have seen and personally know about Helene, she is this brilliant, fair, big picture, politically seasoned collaborator who we want representing our district in Washington, D.C.

As small business owners, we know that Helene will also be good for job creation, empowering small businesses, and increasing economic opportunities. We need someone independent and smart to improve our education system and address student loan debt. Helene will work tirelessly to advance equal pay for equal work, all while remaining upbeat, collaborative, and positive.


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