I need to put my energy behind getting civil liberties. Our party’s candidate does not excite me. My one vote will not make a difference. My $20 bucks is nothing compared to the millions the rich donate. I have no time to help right now. Give to one place, they bombard you with requests. Nothing will change for me. I need to concentrate on my family. I need to focus on my work. Politicians are all the same. I don’t get involved in politics. I can’t believe either side. Let’s see who endorses them. I never bother with voting. I don’t know how to get involved. It’s too early. It’s too late. I’ll just sit this one out. He is “old school.” She has an uppity stare. They aren’t attracting the young. I have enough with Covid and fires. I’m too depressed to function. I’ll move to Canada.
During her three terms in the Assembly, Leona Egeland Rice successfully championed important legislation to improve children’s welfare, public health, and access to healthcare across the state.
A native of Tucson, Arizona, Leona came to California to earn a master’s degree in education at San Jose State University. She stayed in California as she began her family and her career as a science teacher. *She first became personally involved in the public sphere through her instrumental role in the campaign to build a new sewage treatment plan to prevent ocean pollution. *After three terms in the State Assembly, she became Chief Deputy Director for the California Department of Human Services in L.A. Later she returned to Northern California to work with The Doctors Company, a physician-owned insurance company. She served as Senior Vice President of Government Relations as well as Executive Director of the company’s charitable foundation. As The Doctors Company expanded beyond California, Mrs. Rice developed partnerships with other state governments. Furthermore, she championed the Corporate Charitable program and implemented an Employee Charitable Gift Matching program.*Now Leona lives in the Napa Valley with her husband and writes about her amazing life.
One response to “Predictions of Election Failure by Leona Rice”
Leona is a role model — and her poem is accurate in its bleak recitation of the excuses for disengagement. You could substitute the word “politics” for “war” in the following quote from Leon Trotsky, and the warning would be just as urgent: “You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you.”