"I grew up in the church, and to see how things are going right now for the coming generations, I would love to see a better world for all of our children."
As a mental health professional she sort of sees everything as a mental health issue rather than a systemic issue. What she will not acknowledge is that the systematic racism and undermining the economy of the working class by republicans is very much a part of why so many people have mental health issues. If you underfund community huge numbers of people fall through the cracks. And often that manifests as mental health issues, but the underlying cause is the cracks in the safety net and the breakdown of the American dream due to stealing by the rich who are the paymasters of the Republicans. We need a systemic thinker, not an apologist for deconstructing the community in name of the moral values of the patriarchy.
I voted for a Republican, Claudine Schneider, back when the Democrats were an exclusive boy’s club and we had almost no women in politics, but the Republican Party was very different then. I’ve listened to the Republicans in State House hearings and have not heard much that would win my vote.
At least, for the moment, she isn’t antiabortion. The second she spends time with the other two republicans, that will change.
We don’t need more climate change deniers.
She does not appear to recognize that republican policies are negatively affecting LGBTQ+ children and adults. And she does not grasp the nature of toxic parenting where children who express any LGBTQ + tendencies would be in harms way in their own homes.
Re: transgender people- if my interactions with married people were mostly people in mental health treatment or people in crisis I might think that marriage was a bad life choice, but of course we support and respect marriage. I’ve worked with transgender people and they were just regular people. Everyone deserves respect and to be judged by their actions.