When I look at my fellow Wyomingites, I don't see millionaires, I see everyday, hardworking people who want to do what's right for their families and their neighbors.
We are tough, we are humble, we are invested in our communities and our way of life. And we deserve to be represented by someone who shares those values, those experiences that make our state great.
That's the type of candidate I am - a regular person. I may be running for Congress, but that's only part of who I am. I'm an indigenous woman, a single mom, a 9-5 worker, and a community advocate.
I know what it means to be without health insurance, without a job, even without a home. I know what it feels like to look at the budget and see "too much month at the end of the money." My family and friends are ranchers, oil workers, and miners; my roots in the Wind River Reservation are deep, and my love for Wyoming and her people is strong.
Some think it's impossible for a Democrat to get elected in Wyoming, but I disagree. I may be running as a Democrat, but I don't believe that representation is a Democrat thing or a Republican thing, but a Wyoming thing. We deserve to be represented by someone who looks like us, talks like us, lives with us. We deserve to be represented by someone who will listen to all the people, and bring everyone to the table to work together to solve our problems.
That's who I am - I have a long history of ignoring partisan lines and working with everyone to get things done. I've testified before Congress to pass bills protecting the grizzly, stopping child sex trafficking and ending the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls pandemic, and I've presented at some of the country's most prestigious conferences and universities, making my voice heard, representing the people's best interests and building bridges across the aisle to get things done.
That's the type of Representative I'll be - one who brings people to the table, one who listens to all her constituents, one who works hard every day to help make Wyomingites' lives better.
I hope to see you in my journeys across the state, at community events or even at your front door, so we can talk together and to truly earn your vote on November 3.
Lynnette is the first Native American nominated to represent Wyoming at the federal level. She has dedicated her life to serving her community, and to giving voice to the people in it, and her campaign seeks to continue that work.