Letter to Congresswoman Linda Sanchez

Dear Rep. Sanchez,

My name is Jason Chen and I am a graduate student studying political philosophy. I am writing to you today to urge you to support the OCCUPIED amendment that Ted Deutch introduced in the House.

The dominant influence of money in our political system is the root of many injustices. From this one corrupting force spawns a variety of legislation aimed to protect the benefits of the rich and powerful at the expense of the poor and weak. The people should not tolerate such an injustice. The political influence of concentrated wealth must be restrained.

It is bad enough that some are born into disadvantaged situations. It is bad enough that some live painful lives resulting from no actions of their own. But it is at a completely different level of injustice to say that the poor, the hungry, the sick, the old and the disabled, on top of suffering from social and economic inequality, must also suffer from political inequality.

This is not what a just society looks like.

I sincerely hope that you participate in this uphill battle to bring power back to the people.

Jason Chen