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#WhyImRunning: Melanie Scheible for Nevada State Senate

By Melanie Scheible Now is the time to start building the next generation of progressive leaders, and I want to be one of them.  It is imperative that our government be comprised of people from a variety of backgrounds, professions, and ideologies. In other words, there is not a single or “right” path to political office. I was inspired to run at a young age by my parents who taught me...


#WhyImRunning: Kriss Marion for Wisconsin State Office-District 17

  By Kriss Marion I believe in the fundamental viability and value of rural communities. That's why I'm running for Wisconsin State Senate in District 17. I have a vision that family farms, small local schools, rural hospitals, pristine natural resources, Main Street mom-and-pop shops and our small-town way of life can survive and even thrive. But for that to happen, we need new lead...


#WhyImRunning: Rachel Prusak – We Need More Nurses at the Table in Government

  By Rachel Prusak For more than twenty years I have worked as a nurse serving communities across the country, from inner city New York to rural Hawaii.  Once I finally settled in Oregon, I specialized in primary, palliative and hospice care serving homebound elderly community members. My experiences informed by interest in the healthcare debate and the political events of 2016 for...


It’s Time For Women to Step Up: #WhyImRunning for a seat in the Nevada State Assembly

  By Lesia Romanov Born and raised in Nevada, I am a product of the Clark County School District. I attended high school at the historic Las Vegas High School just blocks from the world-renowned Fremont Street. Attending college at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) was a dream for me. I had never imagined that I could attend college, let alone, earn a degree. At the time, I didn’...


#WhyImRunning: Claudette Williams for PA House 176th District

  I am Claudette Williams, a candidate running for PA House 176th District. I am a retired U.S. Army Sergeant Major with 30 years of military service. I have achieved the rank of Sergeant Major, which is a position held by the highest enlisted members of the U.S. Army and which is a Rank attained by fewer than one percent of the U.S. Army.  I am the Mt. Pocono Borough Council...


#WhyImRunning for State Senate in Tennessee – Jamie Ballinger

    By Jamie Ballinger I am an attorney running for State Senate in Tennessee. My inspiration comes from my grandmother and my mother. Whenever I think of my grandmother, it's not her steely eyes or mischievous smile that first comes to my mind. It's her hands: Large and knotted, they were made strong from wrapping bundles while working in a laundry, canning, carrying me, and pl...


#WhyImRunning for Chittenden County State’s Attorney in Vermont

  By Sarah F. George When I was in law school, I was exposed to the injustices within our criminal justice system. I was appalled at the systemic racism and implicit bias that plagued our system from start to finish.  From our policing, charging decisions, bail requests, resolutions, and incarceration decisions, to our treatment of addiction and mental health as a criminal problem rath...


#WhyImRunning for Wisconsin Treasurer

By Sarah Godlewski Like many of us, the day after the 2016 Presidential election was one of the most painful and frustrating days of my adult life. It was also my birthday. I knew deep in my gut that I had to do something in my next year of life. A few months later, I discovered that opportunity to step up — to save our State Treasurer’s Office. Wisconsin voters were being asked if they want...


Jeff Sessions, Keep Your “Guidance” Away from My Religious Freedom!

Guest Post By Jennifer Bardi Yesterday Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the creation of a Religious Liberty Task Force, which is being viewed as a follow-up to the previously unenforced May 2017 Executive Order on religious freedom and the supplementary October 2017 Justice Department guidance on that order. This new task force will almost undoubtedly  jeopardize the civil rights o...


Republicans Often Use Clerk Positions as Pulpits: That’s Why I’m Running for Shelby County Register of Deeds

  Why I’m Running By Adrienne Pakis-Gillon   I am running for Shelby County Register of Deeds because I want to be a voice for women in our county government where we are grossly underrepresented. As the Shelby County Register of Deeds I will use my MBA, work experience, and leadership to benefit the community. Republicans have held these clerk positions for years and often use the...


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