Let’s Make A Run For It



Sulphur, Louisiana, October 31, 2017 – Charles Metcalf Jr has announced his campaign to run for Congress, as a US Representative in Louisiana’s 3rd Congressional District, in the 2018 election period. He will be running as a Democrat.

An advocate for progressive social and economic causes, Mr. Metcalf’s campaign will target the specific needs of southwest Louisiana as well as issues facing the nation as a whole. The campaign looks forward to challenging the Congressional seat currently held by Rep. Clay Higgins (R).

Interested parties can learn more by visiting the campaign website at Metcalf2018.com.

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In Rememberance of Dr Martin Luther King Jr

It is MLK Day, a day of remembrance for a great man and his outstanding contributions to civil rights for people of all races, religions, and lifestyles. Absolutely one of the most important people who lived in the last 100 years.

What can I say about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr that hasn’t been said before.. An imperfect man, who still managed to help pull a downtrodden segment of society out of disenfranchisement, fighting against a furious breed of racial hatred, and in doing so not only set an example for the world to aspire to, but also became a martyr for equality. This man may not have single-handedly defeated racial inequality, but he succeeded in opening many eyes to the truth of the terrible matter.

Ever since I was a kid, Martin Luther King Jr Day has been negatively referred to as a “black holiday.” Calling it that belittles the work this exceptional man did in his life. The man was a true Civil Rights leader, for everyone, regardless of race, gender, religion, or social status. He was a deeply flawed human, like the rest of us, who tried his hardest to work past that, to work past the negativity and injustice he saw in this world. We ALL should be proud of what he accomplished, what he died for trying to accomplish.

Take a certain photo for example. Dr. King removing a burnt cross from his lawn while his son stands nearby.

I’m heartbroken by the circumstances that must have led to this moment, but the look on Dr. King’s face, like he’s just simply pulling a bothersome weed. That is strength, my friends.

Dr. King’s legacy is one that we should all strive to live up to, not just today, but every day. I’d love to know his thoughts on how our society has grown since his time. But, even more, I’d like to know his thoughts on how our society has not.

–Charles Metcalf Jr, 1-15-18

Charles Metcalf Jr Suspending Campaign

Due to personal concerns and circumstances, I am reluctantly suspending my campaign for US Representative in Louisiana’s 3rd Congressional District. Barring any changes in the near future, I would like to wish all the Democratic candidates good luck in their continued campaign to win the House seat from Rep. Clay Higgins. 

Happy New Year, friends.

-Charles Metcalf Jr, constituent, 12/31/17

An Important Veterans Day Message From Louisiana Congressional Candidate Charles Metcalf Jr

I find it quite troubling that our current military budget is well over $800 Billion, more than 8 times larger than the budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs for 2018. Our veterans inarguably deserve so much better than this. They have more than earned that. This Veterans Day, I salute the brave men and women who have fought for our country, and are likely fighting serious battles of their own, and I apologize, on behalf of our country, for failing far too many of them in their times of desperate need. Far too often, our leadership in Washington drops the ball when it comes to ensuring our veterans and active military personnel have real access to healthcare, including much needed mental health and addiction rehabilitation services. In fact, our current Republican-controlled Congress is moving forward with a budget that includes drastic cuts to VA programs, which will impact elderly and disabled veterans the most. This doesn’t even begin to take into account the tens of thousands of homeless veterans our leaders continue to leave out in the cold, year after year. We need representatives who will take the needs of our veterans to heart, and do something to help, instead of blocking these efforts in the name of fiscal responsibility. We need empathetic progressive voices in leadership to push for real changes that will positively impact everyone, including those heroic men and women who sacrifice so much for our comparably comfortable lives here at home. Our veterans should always be able to expect and rely on the real help and support they deserve, and together our society should work harder to make that happen. Happy Veterans Day to our veterans and their loved ones, and thank you all for your service.

– Charles Metcalf Jr, candidate for US Representative, Louisiana 3rd Congressional District.

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