Why I’m Running for Governor
Ralph Northam
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My story differs from yours, but there are also similarities. I lived for over two years near the Bay, south of where you lived, on the tide water section of the Rappahannock River. We and 15 other families moved to a 640-acre farm in Samos (near Urbanna) in 1938, when I was four. My parents had joined a Jewish Anarchist Collective Farm, Sunrise Cooperative Farm. The country was still in the depression. When it finally disbanded in 1940, my father was the head officer, and we took all the official papers with us. As I grew up, I read those papers, adding to what my parents told me. My father wasn’t a philosophical anarchist, but, like your father, believed strongly in social justice.

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