Rushville Republican

March 5, 2013

Opportunity is the key

Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — Dear Editor: Governor Mike Pence has signed a proclamation declaring March to be Opportunity in Indiana Month.

I am very honored that the governor would approve this proclamation that I had created. The goal of this is to recognize that the pursuit of opportunity is a core Indiana value.

As part of my work as an AmeriCorps VISTA at United Way of Madison County, I’m working to advance the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all.

Every day my work focuses on education, income and health, the building blocks for a good quality of life for all.

I’m working to recruit people and organizations that bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done.

This is why I created a partnership with Opportunity Nation. Opportunity Nation is a national bipartisan initiative, working to build a national dialogue on opportunity as a core American value that desperately needs to be injected into the public conversation.

I invite all citizens to work to improve opportunity in your community. You can volunteer, support your local community organizations, determine what skill deficiencies you have and set a plan to gain needed skills, and get involved in the political process.

Travis Doto