I’m excited to announce that Southern Maine DSA has endorsed our campaign!
I joined the Democratic Socialist of America after the 2016 election, because I was disillusioned with national politics and wanted to plug into a community that was doing something to fight against the corrupting influence of corporate money in politics. I’ve since served on the Steering Committee as the chapter’s Secretary and Co-Chair and participated in a number of local campaigns and committee projects. Through my work with DSA, I’ve met hundreds of smart, supportive, and uplifting comrades–right here in Portland, and across the state and country–who share the same vision of a world organized around care and cooperation, not fear and competition. We are able to accomplish so much in DSA because we share those values, and we trust each other even when the work gets hard.
These are difficult, confusing, and frightening times for many people, but human beings have survived this long as a species because we are social animals: we work together for the common good. In times of great uncertainty, I believe we need to turn to the people around us–not to the politicians or the pundits–to co-create the solutions. That’s why I’m running a campaign to build a Portland in common. We are a vibrant city full of diverse and compassionate people. Together we can set a new course.