“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” - Pablo Picasso 🎨

My hope is that every person in the 49th district possesses the heart and imagination of a child - unafraid to dream, to express, to imagine new things.

Having children (like precious Addison) be a part of Your Dream Matters has been an enriching experience. Children are like the garlic or sriracha or butter of life - they have the the capacity to make EVERYTHING better. Their optimism, hope, and joy is insanely contagious.

One day, these kids will look back at these moments, experiences, and ancient Instagram photos and remember that they were part of something bigger than themselves. That even as an 8 year old, they advocated for their values and found their voice. Who knows - in a couple decades, I could be vying for a photo op with Addy K as she throws her hat in the ring for POTUS. 🇺🇸

I think it’s really important that, as much as it’s appropriate and possible, we include kids in the solutions of today’s problems. Their creativity and compassion is just what this world needs to be a better place.