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RUN, DR. ACTON, RUN!
Said organ has been all a-flutter ever since I spotted this headline in Friday's Columbus Dispatch:
While many Americans are at least somewhat familiar with long-time Republican Senator Portman by name and perhaps by reputation and character,
Here in Ohio Dr. Acton's name became a household word and her face a well-known one last year when she was in the front and center of Governor Mike Dewine's daily coronavirus briefings,
Who among us didn't trust, admire and love Dr. Amy Acton?
As it turned out, there were some.
When the Ohio Health Department in tandem with Governor Dewine issued public safety orders such as mask-wearing, social distancing, nightly curfews, school closings, and business restrictions to combat the spread of the coronavirus, demonstrators protested the orders by congregating daily in front of Amy Acton's house and shouting anti-semitic threats at the gentle doctor, who is Jewish, and her family.
When the Republicans in the Ohio Senate began crafting and introducing bills to strip the Health Director of her authority to oversee public health policy and to reassign that authority to themselves, Dr. Acton resigned her position rather than be forced by self-serving politicians to become their straw woman.
Soon after she left her job as State Health Director Amy Acton joined the staff of the Columbus Foundation, a non-profit philanthropic organization whose stated mission is "strengthening and improving our community for the benefit of all its residents." Dr. Acton was hired on as the Foundation's Director of Kind Columbus, an initiative to spread words and actions of kindness in Central Ohio (see post from 11/17/2020, "Director of Kindness"),
Our United States Congress is crawling with too many gummy worms, too much rot gut and too many minds hollowed out by greed and self-dealing. Americans could use the addition of a Senator with some spine, brains, soul, and yes, kindness.
So please run, Dr. Acton. I promise you'll have your first campaign worker right here.