Received this e-mail today from Michelle Nunn's (D) who are on a two week city campaign tour known as the "What Washington Can Learn From Georgia" tour:
You can click here to watch some more videos and sign up for Nunn's campaign:I'm writing to you from Augusta -- the sixth stop on our two-week "What Washington Can Learn From Georgia" tour. And Ron, Vinson, Elizabeth, and I are having a great time talking with and serving together with Georgians who are making a difference.
Since kicking off our tour last week, we've already visited Macon, Columbus, Albany, Valdosta, and Savannah to meet dozens of extraordinary Georgians who are lifting up themselves and reaching out to help others.
Want to see what we've been up to as we've driven our minivan across Georgia? Click here to watch a few short video clips from the first half of our tour now!
At every stop of our tour, we've been meeting with individuals who are tackling tough challenges in their communities through self-empowerment, entrepreneurship, and collaboration.
We visited with CASA volunteers like Gloria in Columbus who are working with vulnerable young people to help them navigate the judicial system, stay out of trouble, and find their pathway to education and employment.
We played with preschool kids with disabilities in Albany, who were learning from college volunteers and committed teachers like Heather, who has taken her own experience with a disability and applied it to cultivating and caring for these precious kids.We delivered meals with long-time volunteers Bill and Eileen in Savannah. They serve every week when they are not serving meals at a local soup kitchen or organizing the annual Toys for Tots campaign. We sat in the living room of Irene who told us how at age 88 after surviving cancer, losing her sight in one eye and struggling with other health difficulties, she is proud and grateful to be able to live in her own home through the support system of volunteers from Senior Citizens, Inc.
Bill, Eileen, and thousands of other Georgians like them are coming together to creatively solve problems and meet enormous challenges. I've seen it on this tour, and I've seen it over the past 25 years through my work as founder of Hands On Atlanta and CEO of Points of Light.
Unfortunately, many of our political leaders are more interested in fighting each other than rolling up their sleeves, setting aside their differences, and working together to solve problems.
The D.C. politicians could learn a lot from the folks I've been talking to all across Georgia. And I bet you'd enjoy meeting some of these wonderful Georgians too.
Click here to watch a few short video clips from the first half of our "What Washington Can Lean From Georgia" tour now!
After Augusta today, we'll be heading to Athens and Rome later this week, before celebrating the end of this tour in Atlanta next Monday.
It is a great privilege to be invited into the lives and work of Georgians who are lifting themselves and strengthening their communities. I am grateful for their examples and the opportunity to highlight their stories. I hope to take their civic and collaborative spirit to Washington.
Thanks for your support,