I just spent two weeks in DC with my son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter in the Capitol Hill area. DC is so exciting, and the city was frenetic with the Pope’s visit. No, I didn’t see the Pope, but for those who saw him, it was inspiring.
I stopped by U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell‘s office. As always, Debbie, who represents the 12th District in MI, is one of the most gracious, charitable and knowledgeable woman I know. She is an advocate for many important causes including American manufacturing and women’s health.
She and Rep. Candice Miller just introduced a bipartisan resolution designating October 2, 2015 as National Manufacturing Day. “Manufacturing is the heart and soul of the American economy, supporting 17.6 million good paying jobs and contributing more than $2 trillion to our economy in 2014 alone. On National Manufacturing Day, we recommit to keeping manufacturing in this country and supporting the working men and women who continue to fuel American innovation.”
Yes, Debbie saw the Pope. Here is what she said. “Pope Francis has inspired and renewed many Americans with his words and actions during this past week. For me, he reinforced the importance of being a member of a community and the responsibilities we all have to the common good. He reminded us that faith isn’t just acts of charity, but the responsibility we have for action to help others.”