By Quincy Howard, Dominican Candidate
October 16, 2014
I joined the Nuns on the Bus group this evening to support an effort that is near to my heart. These women of faith provide hope to people on many levels, and it's desperately needed now in the political arena.
I fear that—continuing the trajectory of money's influence on politics—the window of opportunity for voters to have a real impact on decision-makers is narrowing. Now, more than ever, there needs to be a groundswell of civic participation if we're ever going to regain control of our governance, and the biggest obstacle to that engagement is a massive sense of hopelessness and despondency.
During various points in my life I've been a political realist, a political pessimist, and a downright cynic, but I've...