Today, my mailbox was flooded with seven election fliers filled with foolish slander. All featured distorted innuendo about the record of our current congresswoman, Lois Capps. After reading these, I felt compelled to share my thoughts.
When I encountered problems with government over the years, I usually got the information I needed by calling agencies such as Social Security, Veterans Affairs and Medicare. When my efforts ran into dead ends, I turned to the office of Lois Capps, and always received a prompt solution. Even when I called on behalf of family in another state, her office provided assistance that could not be obtained from their own representatives. I am deeply grateful for her help.
Our representatives do much more than vote on legislation. Service to constituents is a critical function. When her opponent was my representative in Sacramento, I only received form letters in response to questions. If your Social Security retirement payments stopped or the IRS presented you with an erroneous demand, would you be satisfied with a form letter?
Because Lois Capps understands how hard it is for individuals to navigate the system and has proven her dedication to helping us, I support her re-election.