LTE: Vote for a Social Worker who can Handle Complex Issues
Social workers are trained to sit with the uncomfortable and work through complex and fraught issues, carefully considering all perspectives and acting after a thorough analysis. As a social worker myself I can think of no better training or background to serve as a legislator. We are so fortunate in Fairfield to have this skill set in Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey.
Time and again Cristin has demonstrated empathy, understanding, listening, and thoughtful consideration before acting on important legislation. She is not afraid to act on what is right and just, even in the face of criticism. This is both in her nature and part of her professional training.
I am involved in Collective Impact work which is rooted in bringing together cross-sector partners to work collaboratively toward solutions to complex social issues. Cristin has been a champion of Collective Impact work because she understands that it’s the only way to tackle the challenges we face as a community, state, and nation. She brings a holistic lens which is so critical to long-term, forward thinking.
We need more legislators like Cristin who will work across party lines and who will continue to be a voice for all, especially the most vulnerable among us.
During these tremendously difficult and unprecedented times, we need Cristin’s continued thoughtful and measured leadership more than ever. On Nov. 3, please join me in voting for Cristin McCarthy Vahey as state representative for the 133rd District.