DO NOT RESIGN GOV. RALPH NORTHAM

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DO NOT RESIGN GOV. RALPH NORTHAM

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Christie M started this petition to Governor Ralph S. Northam

Amid the very loud voices calling for the resignation of Gov. Northam (many of whom are 2020 presidental hopefuls, according to an article today in the Washington Post), are the quiet voices not being represented in the Commonwealth of Virginia or the United States of America. Our voices are being ignored because of agendas, news ratings, or both.

The anger should not be on our Governor..... It should be on us as a nation for being so reactionary instead of trying to fix issues.  As many people have said, 38 yrs ago a very sad mistake may have been made, but as  we all should know, many people are NOT who they were even 15 years ago.  What people should ask is who is he as a person and leader now?  

I am ashamed of the Dems  for behaving like so many these days, quick to judge without finding a solution based on rational thinking.  Gov. Northam made some promises about healing a divide, I would like to see him do so in a strong manner.  If he truly is not the person figuratively or literally in that photo or just doesn't really remember (which happens to me now 20 years out of school), then he should use this to heal a divide.   

Call on those who know who he is as a person now. Have those people rally around him. Educate people like me who was truly ignorant to why blackface was so offensive... Get a conversation started so that we never repeat history again.  Implement programs that will educate and shine a light on racism of all kinds no matter what ethnicity.

Please tell him to not resign.  That is the easy way out for many. I realize people are saying it is important for the party. To me as a citizen that is a disgrace.  We are teaching young people that the power of the party is more important than WHO is elected.  This very thinking is how we got in this mess as a nation in the first place! We arrived at where we are by not looking at the person elected.  So please tell him to find a solution to lead. This would do more for our state then folding to the pressure of noise makers. He has more voters behind him than he realizes... Remember, he is not a career politician. Let him know that we want him to stand up to pressure and make a real difference.  There is a reason he was elected and it had nothing to do with a poor choice and a beer 38 yrs ago.... It has to do with who he is NOW.

*pic google referenced medium corp..

 

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