I grew up in what was once a small mill community, Rothschild. I know first-hand how great jobs with great benefits can raise a family out of poverty. Both of my parents were mill workers. These were strong union jobs that not only provided a living wage that sustained families, but provided wonderful benefits such as health care and retirement. These jobs remembered their workers long after they retired. I believe that the fast food industry is today what the factories were to the 20th century, highly capable of providing living wage jobs.
True to being a mill community, I graduated from D.C. Everest, a high school named after the great entrepreneur of Marathon Paper Corporation. I will tell you I knew it better as a great public school system filled with wonderful teachers who provided me with a well-rounded education. They taught me to think for myself. I hold a degree in Human Services and work with the chronically mentally ill in a community-based setting. I also see today how these programs that offer so much, are crumbling from a lack of funding.
As a once progressive state, I know we can do better. We must do better! In everything we do, we must ask ourselves: Does this show fairness? Does this show respect? Is this good for everyone in my community, or does it benefit only a few?
Nancy Stencil, Candidate for the 86th Assembly
- Russ Feingold endorses Nancy
- Nancy receives United Steel Workers endorsement
- Dave Obey endorses Nancy
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