Recently, the Grayson for Congress campaign received a handwritten letter from Sally B., in Sierra Madre, California. This is what Sally said:
I am an ardent admirer of yours, since "Republicans want you to die quickly." I received a phone solicitation from you requesting a financial contribution, and I pledged $50. However, as luck would have it, I had two subsequent strokes (March 12 & March 21, 2012). I no longer have the financial liberty to carry out my pledge, regretfully. Fortunately, I am expected to make a 90% recovery. I was fortunate to have medical insurance, as my hospital bills are $1 million and climbing. That's a little hard to pay when you are pulling in $50K per year.
My prayer for you, Alan, is that all those idiots in the Tea Party are sent packing, and all those who want to repeal Obamacare end up eating road kill. I'm almost 70, and I cannot believe what has happened to my country. I have never seen such greed + stupidity + arrogance. I worked my butt off for Obama, and I am deeply saddened I can't be in the trenches with everyone.
God Bless You for your genuine values. May God help us all if we don't pull this off.
Congressman Grayson called Sally, thanked her for her support, and wished her a speedy and complete recovery. Sally told Alan, "You keep fighting for us!"
I wish I could afford to make a contribution, but I cannot afford a refrigerator (mine died), a car, fix the roof, get out from under my back property taxes, buy heating oil for upcoming winter, and get my increasingly filling septic tank pumped out.