In anticipation of Mel Watt's confirmation vote, watch "Mel Watt: A Life of Service" from the 2013 Gantt-Watt Reception!
I was in college when it happened. Two friends and I were making a late-night run to the only grocery store near campus for a social gathering that was to be recorded in the archives of history. As we approached the only open register, I recognized the tired face of a young mother. The cashier was explaining something to her and her husband, and then they shared a heavy sigh. They weren’t going to eat that night.