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Friends and neighbors:

A few weeks ago, I stood proudly by Carling’s side as he formally launched his campaign for State Representative in District 91. We were surrounded by friends, family and supporters who, like me, believe that Carling will represent us well in the Louisiana Legislature.

Carling has always supported me, both personally and professionally.  When I had the opportunity to work for the Obama Administration under Dr. Karen DeSalvo at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I was unsure about moving to Washington DC.  Carling encouraged me to grow professionally because it was a once in a lifetime opportunity for me to give back to my country. I went, and Carling stayed in New Orleans, supporting me from afar and encouraging me to continue achieving.

“They” say that there is a careful balance in marriage, and supporting one another is often tipped towards one side of the scale or the other. I have only known Carling to support me, my dreams and our family’s well-being. I could not be prouder that Carling is offering himself for public service in his home town. I know that he will offer a compassionate and resolute approach to tackling issues that I and other women and mothers care deeply about in District 91, including:

  • Equal rights for all
  • Pay equity for women
  • Paid family leave
  • Stronger laws to prevent sexual assault and domestic violence
  • Early childhood education
  • Greater investments in K-12 education

Right now, it’s my turn to support Carling, so he can share his talents with those trying to get things done in Baton Rouge. This incredible husband, devoted father, and natural leader is well worth electing in October.

In April, a phenomenal group of women leaders will come together to support Carling’s journey to the Legislature. If you’re interested in adding your support, please contact me at ayame@votecarlingdinkler.com by February 22.

Gratefully,

Ayame Nagatani Dinkler

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