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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 11, 2020, 08:19 PM

5. yup I remember all of this well

I was asked to run by a group of progressives from a Jesuit staffec Roman Catholic Church in downtown Tacoma. I had just chaired a liberal initiative asking for a call to defund 10% of the military budget and send it to social services funding, mass transit and deficit reduction Tacoma being a huge military town we weren't supposed to get on the ballot, but we got on and won with 64% of the vote. 9 days after the election the Jesuits got killed in El Salvador. Our Congressman on the Jesuit world wide day of mourning came to the church and basically said tough luck they (the priests) were in a war zone, half the church walked out on him and it was then that they asked me to run.

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