Tuesday, November 10, 2009

We Need Someone to Standup for Rural Georgia

Rural Georgia is more than the land. It is a way we are connected in culture,& Heritage. While it may be vast, it is far from empty. Probably 40% of the state's population live in Rural Georgia, and far more grew up there. Rural Georgia reflect the full diversity of the State in who we are, what we do, and what we want to achieve.

When rural Georgia succeed, the State does better, and cities and suburbs have more resources on which to build. Conversely, when rural communities falter, it drains the State's prosperity and limits what we can accomplish together.

We now face the challenges of how we sustainably fuel, feed, and nurture ourselves A vital rural Georgia has a contribution to make in this effort and the responsibility to take on that endeavor.

Every child should have an equal chance to learn, excel, and help lead America to a better, brighter future. Education policy should recognize the distinctive challenges and opportunities for rural schools and reflect the unique needs of those students, families, and educators.

The majority of Georgia is mostly rural. It is a heritage and a trust. We all have a responsibility to protect the environment and develop and sustain our natural resources in ways that strengthen rural communities for the long haul. Good environmental practices and responsive public land management provide the opportunity to promote energy independence, grow healthy food in a sustainable manner, and develop stronger natural-resource-based economies.

All people in Georgia deserve access to good, affordable healthcare. If we want small towns and rural communities to contribute to the well-being of the State, we need rural healthcare systems that work. These should include preventive care, health education, and both community-based and high-tech delivery systems.

To fight poverty, create wealth, and build sustainable communities, everyone in Georgia needs access to a safe and equitable system for saving, borrowing, and building capital. To fully participate in and contribute to the Georgia economy, rural communities need public and private investment, access to philanthropic resources, and the tools to develop their own community-controlled assets. This is only my Opinion.
Some out there would say that rural Georgia cannot be saved, but I beg to differ. When I see candidates like General David Poythress go & campaign in rural Georgia, that tells me that he is really sincere & he knows the importance of rural Georgia to the future of this great state. We cannot afford to see rural Georgia continue to go down a downward path. That's why we need someone who will take rural Georgia seriously & not just come to visit us only just to say what he or she thinks folks here wanna hear & use wedge issues like Guns & Marriage just to get a vote. That act is growing old now.

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