Let’s compare the political events of Friday, September 21.

Tabitha Isner held a public townhall in the largest city in her district, Montgomery, Alabama. Dozens of constituents arrived to listen and ask questions of the Democratic nominee for House of Representatives in the second congressional district. Tabitha Isner publicized this event weeks in advance and opened the doors to the public free of charge.

At the exact same time as Tabitha’s public townhall, Martha Roby was also participating in an event; however, this event occurred in Birmingham, Alabama, which is an hour outside the district she claims to represent.

Now here’s the kicker. The district that Roby technically represents is the second poorest in the state, yet to attend the event, her constituents must pay $10,000. If you would like to receive the title of “Patriot,” then you must send in a check for $15,000. And finally, if you would like to be considered a “Chairman” of this private meeting, then whip out your wallet and hand over $30,000.

Roughly 70,000 people in Alabama’s Second Congressional District don’t even make $30,000 in a year, yet that is the price of speaking to your elected representative. How is this the representative democracy that the founders dreamed of?

These two candidates are as different as day and night, darkness and light. One of these candidates is of the people, the other feels above the people. Show the country that no one is above the people. Vote Tabitha Isner on November 6, 2018.

Bailey Wood

Undergraduate Student

at Troy University

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