Today is a good day. No matter what happens with the election next week I'm making a important move from Texas to Colorado. After a long battle to get a lease we finally got one. It has been hard here because of being off work on medical leave. The good news is I just got a letter from the Justice Department. The Justice Department has turned over my info to the EEOC direct in D.C. I have also filed the paper work for the EEOC locally. This was the final step of a long battle dealing with work and a on the job injury.
I do not know what is going to happen from here on. I was actually shocked to get a letter from the Justice Department because I had originally wrote the White House letting them know what was going on. For some time now I forgot I sent the letter to the White House about what happen with my on the job injury. i had been in the process of waiting to see if I got ADA. Sadly I have not been given my ADA which is the reason I wrote the EEOC.
I am suppose to be in a wheel chair on pain medicine, but have not be able to because I was working a part-time job. I always thought the system would work in our favor, but the workers who are out there have no rights. I've been fighting depression and struggling with using extreme cold ice to try and reduce the pain that I'm in at times. Now at least I get to move forward.
This is also why elections matter. I was denied coverage by a private owned insurance that is suppose to be workman comp at my work. My work opted out of the state run insurance which would have covered my MRI that I needed for my nerve damage. Hostility had also been used against me after my injury at work with certain Managers discriminating against me. What is worse is their safety adviser for the place I work at tried to lie and say he talked to my doctor about restrictions.
Under Mitt Romney the business I work for would have been able to get away with what happen to me. The White House actually listened to my letter and forwarded it to the EEOC which made me feel the people in the White House actually care about us common workers. All I wanted to do was a honest days work and provide for my house hold. I have never been about becoming rich, but instead keeping myself honest.
This is also why Mitt Romney would be bad for our country because he is one of those Managers that I had to deal with at my job. Mitt Romney doesn't care about the average workers like you or me. He doesn't care if you get hurt at the job. All you are is a resource to be thrown out the moment you can not do the job. This is why we have Government to help us and why other workers have fought for rights of the worker.
Who we elect matters because for a average worker like me at a retail store who violates workers right we need change that matters. I voted for Barack Obama in early voting. I pray Texas will go blue because I hate leaving the state I was born in, but Colorado is a better place for me. My parents were born in Texas and I would love to see it go back to the dems. There are a lot of great Texans who are voting for Obama. I am also a White guy.
In 2008 I volunteered when I was out of work to help elect Barack Obama. I learned a lot from volunteering I even got to do poll working during that 2008 primary. We have come a long ways and because we have a President like Barack Obama who cares I still have hope when at 31 having to face the possibility of being declared disable it is hard to keep hope. YET I know a Romney government would not have taken time to care about a average worker like me. Getting a letter from the Justice Department gives me hope to keep going on.
I do not know what is going to happen, but I'm going forward to make sure no other worker has to face what I have faced. We are average people trying to do every day jobs that people take for granted. Because we are so average our very protections to work depend on who is Elected to office. I know I'm preaching to the choir here, but GO VOTE. I'm one of those lives who depend on who is elected into the White House. We need more dems because it does matter to average workers.