Peter promises that his administration won’t tackle any wedge issues dividing our state until there’s trust built up and the healing of hatred has begun. There’s been a lot of damage done by service-to-selfishness politicians who have promoted wedge issues. They’ve caused government gridlocks and blinded many of us with so much anger that we’ve lost sight of how much civility and neighborliness matter in creating prosperous communities and happier, healthy lives.
To start healing the hatred, as Governor, Peter is going to personally join volunteers and local media outlets around the state in forums where people are taught a brief lesson on how to listen authentically, and then be able to share their beliefs without judgment or criticism. It will be incredibly healing for people to speak in a public forum; to be heard about their experience and what they want to change without having to defend their right to speak.