Opinion: People over pork barrels NOW!


By Ken Leon Guerrero

Our island is sinking as a result of the economic devastation inflicted by the pandemic. Congress had given us a lifeboat in the form of $556 Million dollar of Federal Funds to be used to save our people. The governor wants to use more than half of that money for pork barrel politics to benefit politicians and politically well connected INsiders.

Thomas Jefferson declared that “the purpose of the government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness. Government exists for the interests of the governed, not for the governors.” You wouldn’t know that based on the actions of our politicians in light of this pandemic, and the ALL RISE ACT.

There is a saying: “your actions speak so loud I can’t hear a word you say.” I specifically apply this saying to the politicians here on Guam, who believe in their hearts, based on their actions, that the people exist to serve them.

Protests don’t impact the actions of politicians the way phone calls and emails do. It is time for us to do a better job managing the people we hired with our votes. Make a call send an email, telling politicians our people need help now; not a new hospital ten years from now.

“If they won’t see the light make them feel the heat.” Ronald Reagan

Step One: Call or check online with the Guam Election Commission to verify you are still registered to vote. If not, register on line. Phone: 477-9791 Website: https://gec.guam.gov/

Step Two: Call or email politicians to use the Federal funds to benefit our people now, not to fund a pork barrel project.

 

Adelup Contact Info

 

Governor

Lou Leon Guerrero

[email protected]

472-8931-6

 

Lt. Governor

Josh Tenorio

[email protected]

472-8931-6

 

Chief of Staff

Jon Calvo

[email protected]

472-8931-6

 

Senator Office CONTACT INFO

 

Therese M. Terlaje

[email protected]

472-3586

 

Tina Muña Barnes

[email protected]

989-5681

 

Telena Cruz Nelson

[email protected]

989-7696

 

Amanda L. Shelton

[email protected]

989-2572

 

Sabina E. Perez

[email protected]

989-2968

 

Joe S. San Agustin

[email protected]

989-5445

 

Clynton E. Ridgell

[email protected]

475-4983

 

Jose Terlaje

[email protected]

989-5301

 

Christopher Duenas

[email protected]

989-9554

 

Frank Blas, Jr.

[email protected]

969-6456

 

Mary Camacho Torres

[email protected]

475-6279

 

Tony Ada

[email protected]

 

Telo Taitague

[email protected]

989-8356

 

Joanne Brown

[email protected]

647-1409

 

James C. Moylan

[email protected]

922-6673

 

Ken Leon Guerrero hosts The Ken Leon Guerrero Point of View on Kandit Live every Thursday at 3 p.m. He is a resident of Santa Rita.


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