A vote for Rep. Susannah Whipps

Published: 10/21/2020 10:03:15 AM

A registered Independent, more progressive than many Democrats, I do not hesitate supporting a once-Republican who is ethical, a diligent worker for her constituency and a visionary: I will vote for Representative Susannah Whipps.

Contrary to her opponent questioning whether she “shows up,” a cursory review of The Recorder or the Web would reveal her deep commitment to this area and its citizens from the small business person to the unemployed mother deserving supplemental state aid.

In June when two terrifying hate crimes against African Americans occurred back-to-back, I contacted Rep. Whipps. Even though the attacks were in Greenfield and the hilltowns, outside our district, she immediately responded and also relayed my concern to people I would have had difficulty reaching on my own. Legislation she has sponsored or co-sponsored includes steps toward addressing the divisions and inequities in our communities.

Susannah Whipps is a collaborator who is not afraid to roll up her sleeves — a welcome gift in these tenuous times.

Rev. Dr. Adele Smith-Penniman


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