Why I Am Running
I am running because I believe we are being failed by our representation who cares too much for money and too little for us. I am choosing to run without looking for funds from corporations and wealthy donors because that’s how it should be. I believe the people should be the focus of our representatives.
I am also running because I don’t believe that an elected office should be handed down from family member to family member like an heirloom or our candidates be chosen in some backroom by party elites. We need change in all aspects of the way we elect our representatives.
Further, I’ve witnessed the gradual stealing of the American dream by billionaires and profiteers. Taking the lion’s share and leaving us to fight over scraps. Having us turn on each other rather than blaming the real culprits. The only way to change this is for us to take our country back. Put it back in the hands of its electorate as the founding fathers envisioned. We are the people and we deserve more.
We work hard. Hold our end up. And more times than not we are ignored. We deserve more. There is no millionaire or billionaire in this world that doesn’t owe (at least in part) their success to our labors. We are the backbone that holds this society up. Without us there is no America. It’s about time we let the 1% know we deserve more. We’ve short-changed ourselves long enough. It is our duty to our children and our grandchildren to bring back the American dream as a right for ourselves from ourselves. This is not something we should beg for, it is something we should demand. We deserve more.
My name is Patrick Huckelberry and I’m running as an Independent Progressive for Michigan’s 13th Congressional District.