I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is a symbolic day for giving thanks. As Americans, we have so much to be thankful for. From the freedoms we enjoy to the men and women who fight to protect our country, we are truly blessed. Let's also remember to give thanks to those who are working to protect our neighborhoods like our police and firemen, and to all those who strive to make our communities a better place to live.
At this time of celebration, I hope that you enjoy and cherish the time that you spend with your family and friends. Take time to give thanks for all that's good in your own life - and I encourage you to help those who are less fortunate this holiday season. There are many ways to give back and help those who might not share the same luxuries: donate clothing to charity, make cards for hospitalized children, volunteer at a local food bank or homeless shelter, or consider donating to a charity or food bank.
In the spirit of the holiday season, we can all do our part in building a strong and prosperous community.
I would like to thank all of my constituents for the support and encouragement they have given me through the years. I welcome your feedback and ideas. You can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call my office at (773) 444-0611.
Thank you for the honor of serving you in the Illinois House of Representatives.
Michael P. McAuliffe
State Representative 20th District