Well everyone, we have finally made it to election day. We have been making posts all semester, and it is surreal that we have made it this far. This blog is a little different than our previous postings, and we are going to talk about why we both believe that Gena Ross is truly the right choice to represent Missouri’s 6th district. We feel passionately about this topic and want to convey one last time why you should vote for Dr. Gena Ross.
Abby: I believe that Gena Ross is what a political figure should be or should strive to be. She is compassionate and she truly cares for the people around her. This care and compassion is seen in her plans to expand affordable and accessible healthcare, combating the climate crisis, and accessible education for all. Coming from rural Missouri myself, I know all too well that we are often forgotten by our lawmakers in Washington. That is why I resonate so well with Ross’s message of no county and no person left behind. Missouri’s 6th would be lucky to have a congresswoman like Gena Ross. I urge you to get out to vote tomorrow and vote for the change that is needed in Missouri and our country.
Anna: Representation in politics is so important, especially for members of historically marginalized groups. Gena Ross is willing to be an outspoken advocate for these groups, which I think makes her an excellent candidate for office. Specific to Missouri’s 6th district, Gena is passionate about creating an environment where everyone, regardless of political party or beliefs, feels that their voice is heard. I find this an admirable quality for an elected official to have, as this perspective is inclusive and representative. Both Gena and I understand that keeping everyone happy is an impossible task; however, Gena has shown a deep respect for everyone in Missouri’s 6th. She has made contact with groups that both support her and oppose her, and she has pointed out the inequity that many Missourians face under the current representative. Gena Ross is the exact kind of person that can make a change in politics, and I would feel honored to have her as my representative in Congress.
It has been an incredible experience closely following this campaign, but the election is not over. If you have not yet voted, we urge you to go tomorrow to your polling location and cast your ballot. You can find where you vote here. You can also review your exact ballot here. Encourage your friends and family to vote with you as well. Voting is one of the most impactful ways, as citizens, to get involved in our democratic society. So vote for the change you want to see. Vote for a better Missouri, and vote for Dr. Gena Ross.
As always, tweet us @Ross4Congress! We would love to see pictures of everyone voting and performing their civic duty!