Janelle Noble for VA
7th Congressional District
My name is Janelle Noble and I am running for the 2018 7th Congressional District Democratic Party nomination for the United States House of Representatives to unseat David Brat. I believe that David Brat does not posess the qualities that one needs to continue to represent the residents of the Virginia 7th District. We need a representative that puts country over party, ideas over ideology, has humility not arrogance, and the courage to stand up for the best interests of those they represent. If I am given the honor and privilege of representing the Virginia 7th District, I pledge to work in the interest of all residents, regardless of party affiliation, all ideas, regardless of ideology, and to listen to the concerns of those who have entrusted me to represent them.
In 1776, Thomas Jefferson famously wrote:
"When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."
Today, we are connected by political bands, not to a king, but to a rigid two-party structure that has forgotten the meaning of representation, where the notion of listening to the people and representing their interests has been brushed aside, and party ideology has served to separate us, as the common good that should bring us together is replaced by that which pushes us apart. If we are to survive as a nation, it is imperative that we declare and overcome the causes that impel us to separation, and begin a new dialog where civil discourse is not just defined by your vote, but by your voice as well.