19 August, 2016 | Index
Dear Hillary Clinton,
It’s me again, Gerard Mclean, writing to you from Englewood, Ohio near Dayton. There were 100 days from your nomination to election, so I’m writing you 100 letters. This is the twenty-second. The others can be found in your USPS mailbox or online at 100HRC.com
I had lunch today with an old friend who is a pastor at a nearby church. He is a super chill dude, but incredibly passionate about what he does. Every two weeks, he helps distribute food to over 1,000 families a month in the Dayton area, some in neighborhoods here nobody would ever suspect there is hunger.
You should visit Dayton and meet him. He is an example of the kind of good person I aspire to be, even as my saying this would embarrass him.
Lunch was at Huffie’s BBQ on the west side of Dayton. We very quickly got into a lively discussion with the other patrons there over brisket, ribs and mac ’n cheese. They immediately laughed about your opponent’s “efforts” to get the black vote, but they were not enthusiastic about you either. I could detail why, but I’d rather we chat about that over coffee — or brisket — your choice.
I will tell you though; health care was a big discussion issue at that joint. People are frustrated and feel victimized by these corporations that are draining our bank accounts, forcing us to work now mostly just to pay the cost of premiums. We need a radical change in how medicine is delivered in America because the status quo is going to kill us all.
That’s the rumble on the ground. I hope you are hearing it at 30,000 ft as well.
Universal care, Medicare for all. Let’s work on that together.
cc: Sen. Sherrod Brown