A note in the inbox from Dr. Manan Trivedi, candidate for the 6th congressional district:
If you have been paying attention to Pennsylvania's congressional redistricting debacle, then I feel as though I should offer an apology. Yes, I know I'm not a part of this dysfunctional government, but with Republicans ramming through their gerrymandered map without any public hearings, they’re turning Pennsylvania into an embarrassment—and for that I think we're all a little sorry. It's shameful, but I ask that you hold steady.
There is still good news these days. The Iraq War has officially ended and we have brave men and women in the armed forces returning home for the holidays to be with their families. Politicians in Washington and Harrisburg may act like spoiled children sometimes, but it is up to us to make sure our veterans never lose faith in why they serve. If you see somone in fatigues over the holidays, take a moment to thank them for their service, and let them know that we stand with them as a country.
This redistricting mess will never make me waiver in my commitment to the 6th district and I hope you will stand by me in staying just as strong to serve our community. If the politicians can’t do their jobs with fairness, then it's up to us.
Thanks for all you do every day to build a better Pennsylvania and a better nation.Manan
Also remember that although our troops are coming home from Iraq, we still have folks in Afghanistan, Kuwait and any number of other places. Keep sending those care packages, letters, etc.