Liberty and Justice for All
I am running for Congress for every person who has given up hope for a better future.
I am running for Congress for those who still hope but feel that their voices are lost in the divisions assaulting our country.
I am running for Congress for those who want to participate in our great democracy but don’t know how.
A person like me, running for office, defies the laws of a land that tells the disenfranchised and systemically oppressed that they do not deserve to be heard and join the fight against the establishment. The hardest thing I have ever had to do in my life is learn how to simply exist. A victim of child abuse, foster care, sexual assault, and homelessness, I know how it feels to face adversity. I also know what it takes to overcome it. Because of that, I consider it my duty to carry the weight of every person who has ever been overlooked and underrepresented. I will be a relentless advocate for those who have been deprived of the right to advocate for themselves.
Why is it so important for me to win a seat in Congress? My win is our win. In the House of Representatives I intend to represent our district with grace and humility while at the same time bringing a fight for justice and inclusion like they’ve never seen before. I want change. Real change.
I’m tired of politicians who publicly proclaim one thing and do something else behind closed doors. It angers me to hear my representative claim to support Dreamers and oppose the separation of families on the Mexico border, and at the same time vote in favor of giving $4 billion to Border Patrol and ICE. It hurts to know that I am represented by an individual who takes donations from the following corporations:
· Quicken Loans is a payday loan company that disproportionately targets people of color and low income earners.
· Pfizer opposes Congress in the fight to make medication more affordable.
· Blue Shield opposes Medicare for All.
I am not double-minded. My actions line up with my speech, and I believe that is true for the people who share my district. We are tired of legislators who say they represent us but really don’t. We are tired of having our values pushed aside. We are hardworking people. We see every individual as a human being who deserves to have their basic needs met. We stand in solidarity with those who are discriminated against. We oppose corporations that seek to systematically oppress our brothers and sisters.
District 34 is ready for a revolution of the current system. We are ready for the Pledge of Allegiance to ring true: with liberty and justice for all. It would be my honor and privilege to represent you in this journey toward universal freedom.