Art Sherwood Praises Hillary Clinton’s call for Americans to ‘Rise Together’

July 29, 2016

State Senate Candidate says Trump and GOP offer a bleak view of America’s future

LENOIR, N.C.  – Art Sherwood, the Democratic candidate for North Carolina Senate District 45, today praised Hillary Clinton’s speech Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention. He said, “It was good to see the real Hillary last night, not the evil caricature as she is so often portrayed. She reminded us of our founding principles and brought them to the forefront. She showed her humanity, her compassion and her command of issues that will make her an outstanding president.”

Art Sherwood

Art Sherwood

He added, “She was right on point in calling on all Americans to ‘rise together.’ Her message of confidence and hope in the future – in the American people – stands in stark contrast to that of the Republican Party and their nominee for president. Donald Trump and the Republicans offer a very bleak view of America’s future. It is not remotely based in reality and, at its root, quite insulting to the American public.”

Sherwood observed, “Even Trump supporters admit he is not role model. It seems we all agree that Trump is a bad role model. Conversely, in my lifetime I’ve not seen a more qualified person running for president than Hillary Clinton. It’s not just me saying it. Because of her tremendous experience, starting with her concern for the children of Arkansas and carrying on through to her service to Americans for the past quarter century, she is recognized by so many – as we all saw last night – for her preparedness to lead because of her caring spirit.”

Acknowledging that Mrs. Clinton does have many detractors, Sherwood observed, “According to my faith, there’s only one person that walked the earth who was perfect. And neither of them is Hillary or Donald. Yes, she’s made mistakes. But, that doesn’t distract from the fact that she’s much more qualified. Indeed, like most of us, she will learn from her mistakes and seek to improve. Meanwhile, Donald Trump said in the primary season that he didn’t need forgiveness from sins. He thinks he does not make mistakes. That is a very dangerous mindset for the person sitting in the Oval Office.”

Sherwood continued, “Besides the clear distinctions in the qualifications of the two candidates, there are also clear differences on policy between the GOP and Democrats. Republicans fear-monger, Democrats believe in hope. The Democrats are in the business of making history, as it did in 2008 and again this week. Meanwhile, the Republicans want to roll back history.”

Bernie Sanders supporters have a special role to play in his campaign, said Sherwood. “In the two presidential candidates, we have been offered a clear choice. While Bernie and Hillary did not agree on every issue, Hillary has heard Bernie’s supporters loud and clear. Well, I want Bernie’s supporters to know that I share his concerns. I have called for a moratorium on fracking. I support universal health insurance and a single-payer system. I support robust funding of public education. And, I support term limits and eliminating voter suppression and gerrymandering.”

Sherwood continued, “I appeal to not only supporters of Bernie and Hillary, but also the many fine residents of the 45th Senate District that believe it is time that our elected officials work together. Hillary was right when she said last night, ‘Powerful forces are threatening to pull us apart, bonds of trust and respect are fraying.’ She was also correct to say, ‘It truly is up to us. We have to decide whether we all will work together so we all can rise together.’”

He concluded, “I will work for all of the district’s citizens. I am determined to be a voice of civility. I strongly believe that is what the people of the 45th Senatorial District want, and it is what all Americans want. Hillary is right. We are stronger together.”

Senate District 45 includes five counties – Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Caldwell and Watauga. Sherwood is a resident of Caldwell County. The General Election will be held on November 8.

For a PDF copy of the position papers on fracking and faith in politics, please contact the campaign. 

Contact the Campaign

To speak with Art Sherwood, please call (828) 434-0563. To speak with Campaign Manager Michael Barrick, please call (828) 434-8520.

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