A Closing Reflection: A Resounding Rejection of the Politics of Division
It took nearly two and a half years of homelessness to understand this one immutable truth that is the foundation of my Congressional campaign—pain doesn’t differentiate based on our differences. There was one particular event while navigating shelters and soup kitchens that taught me the interconnected nature of human suffering.
The heartrending yet clarifying moment occurred in South Carolina when I witnessed a seven-year-old white girl by the name of Samantha eating in a cafeteria among the rest of us broken souls. Seeing such a young child having to endure poverty and eating donated food deeply impacted me, I cried uncontrollably for nearly twenty minutes….continued
A hard working father and an accomplished IT Project Manager with an MBA from Johns Hopkins University, Teddy cares deeply about justice that doesn’t exclude anyone. Teddy’s social and political views, which are rooted in valuing our common humanity, were solidified during two years and a half years of homelessness that taught Teddy that justice is not possible without empathy that transcends our differences.