This weekend I was invited to meet with Katie McGinley and afterwards knock on doors. As I was leaving my house, I saw a young women ready to ring my door bell, I saw she had a clip board in her hand. When she saw me she smiled and asked me the questions, “are you registered to vote? Are you planning to vote? Would you be so kind to tell me who you are voting for? I asked why she didn’t have a partner and she said “we didn’t have that many volunteers today.” I said “how about if I walk with you?” She said “thank you, I was a little afraid because I’ve never been in this neighbor.
It took us about three hours to get the job done. I asked her if she would like to get something to eat at our local pizza shop and I told her it would be my treat. She said “that would be great, I’m hungry but you know I’m black, will that be a problem?” I said “no, the people that work there are colored blind”. We had chicken fingers and French fries and a large drink. I stayed with her until her bus came and we waved goodbye to each other.
Although I love my neighborhood, I have to admit, we have some people that would fit nicely into the deplorable basket, especially with their hate toward black people and the lgbtq community.
I miss not meeting Katie and seeing my Union brothers and sisters but I am happy that I decided to take a walk with a wonderful young lady.
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