Valentine Vote - Susan Blexrud

In Valentine Vote by Susan Blexrud, Courtney Larson is a lobbyist for the Tobacco-Free campaign. After the death of her mother, this cause has becomes personal for her. She wants to make a difference and she believes that raising taxes on tobacco will make a difference on the consumption of it. But in order for the bill to pass she needs enough votes in the Senate.

 

Eric Morrison is a U.S. Senator from North Carolina, he comes from a family based in tobacco. He has dedicated himself to looking out for the well being of his people. Unfortunately for Courtney that means that he is against raising taxes on tobacco since that would impact not just his family but also many of the farms in his hometown. He understands her point, but if a minor wants to get himself a cigarette he will find a way regardless of the raised taxes she wants. Read More...