Shelley Moore Capito has failed the people of West Virginia. She offered our seat at the table to Big Industry & corporate profits. It’s time to take our seat back, and to make sure the people of WV have real representation in D.C. I’m Paula Jean Swearengin, & I’m running for US Senate. AMA

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Thank you for joining me today! I'll be checking back over the next couple days to answer more questions. Please remember to request your absentee ballot!

Like so many other families in Appalachia, I’ve lost family and friends to poverty and the healthcare crisis. I’ve watched as family members, neighbors and community members suffered with addiction, cancer, and underserved health issues.

Our ancestors started the labor movement deep in the coalfields decades ago, yet we are still fighting to end the plight of poverty. We deserve a fair and diverse economy, a livable wage, healthcare, a clean environment for our children, education and the promise for a bright future.

It’s time for West Virginians to have a voice in Washington, D.C. The industrial revolution was built on the backs of coal miners, their families, and our communities. We’ve provided power to America and now, it’s time to empower ourselves.

I think we do this by focusing on common values. Everyone wants to make a decent living and be able to feed their family. Every mother wants her children to have clean water to drink and clean air to breathe. Every teacher wants to be paid fairly and for each of her students to have the same opportunities, regardless of where they live.

This campaign is about lifting up the people of West Virginia who have long been pushed aside and deemed collateral damage to economic growth and corporate irresponsibility.

I know West Virginia can be a leader in the transition to a renewable energy economy that will not only provide jobs but will result in healthier living and working conditions for many current coal industry workers.

I support:

  • Medicare for All
  • Federal funding for addiction recovery and prevention programs
  • The Reclaim Act
  • Free public pre-school and college/trade school
  • Strengthening unions

Check out my website. You can find links to my social media pages there, too!

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Hi r/SandersForPresident! My name is Nabilah Islam, I’m a progressive Democrat who is running for U.S. Congress in Georgia’s 7th District to fight for Medicare-For-All, a $15 minimum wage, and a Green New Deal. AMA

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First of all, let me give a quick thanks to the moderation team here for giving me the opportunity to talk with all of you. As a quick background on me, I’m a 30-year-old Bangladeshi woman, a community activist, and a proud progressive running for Congress to fix our broken healthcare system, end student loan debt, and fight for immigrants and working people.

I’m the daughter of working-class Muslim immigrants, and I grew up watching my parents work long and hard hours for us to live paycheck to paycheck. My first experience dealing with the American healthcare system was in high school, when my mother herniated two discs while she was working in a warehouse. The insurance company preyed on her lack of proficiency in English, and initially refused to cover her care. As a high school student, I had to help my family navigate the legal proceedings to force the insurers to pay. As unfortunate as it is to say, my experience with the healthcare industry is not unique. Everyday, countless hard working Americans are being denied their human right to healthcare. It is for this reason that I strongly support Medicare for All.

I believe that the environmental strategy we adopt going forward should not be a milquetoast response; the stakes are simply too high for that. Our strategy should be bold, and it should be substantive. In my eyes, the Green New Deal resolution is our only option, as I genuinely believe it is our only path forward if we want to prevent an environmental catastrophe.

While many believe that Georgia is completely red, the 7th district is most certainly not. The Republican incumbent won in 2018 by just 433 votes, and has announced that he will not be seeking reelection in 2020. As a minority-majority district with a thriving immigrant and young adult community, this population has been repeatedly let down by the political establishment and taken for granted. Meanwhile, it’s this population who most strongly resonate with the progressive values of our campaign.

I’m immensely honored and grateful to say that I have been endorsed by some fantastic progressive organizations, such as Sunrise Movement-Atlanta, Occupy Democrats, and Metro Atlanta DSA. I am also proud to say that I have been endorsed by some truly exceptional individuals from within the progressive movement, such as Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, Congressman Ro Khanna, Randy Bryce, and Dr. Abdul El-Sayed

Like millions of young Americans, I owe nearly $ 30,000 in student loans—and like nearly a quarter of my district, I have no health insurance. I’m running for Congress because I know firsthand that incremental change doesn’t work. Georgia’s 7th needs bold, progressive solutions: Medicare for All, student loan forgiveness, and an economy that actually works for working people.

If you wish to volunteer your time to help us win this race, or if you simply want to learn more about what our campaign stands for, please visit www.nabilahforcongress.com/home.

Social Media: Facebook: NabilahforCongress Twitter: @NabilahforGA07 Instagram: @NabilahforGA07

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I am Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky and I’m running to be the next Governor of New Hampshire in the September 8th Democratic Primary. Ask me anything!

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Hello Reddit! Thank you for allowing me to join you all for this AMA. I am the only candidate for governor to be endorsed by Bernie Sanders this year. I currently serve on New Hampshire's Executive Council, which functions like a board of directors for the state. On the council, I deal with state contracts, and nominations to key state departments and the New Hampshire courts. In New Hampshire, our Democratic primary is September 8th. I am the only candidate for governor who has denied corporate PAC money since day one, and has never exploited the LLC loophole that allows individuals with LLCs to skirt individual contribution limits. I'm also the only candidate to take the Green New Deal Pledge, the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge, and to stand against the Granite Bridge fracked-gas Pipeline in our state. Because of this, I recently earned the endorsement of the New Hampshire Sierra Club on the 50th Earth Day.

Please join our people-powered campaign today at volinskynh.com.

I'm also the only candidate in this race refusing to take "The Pledge" a relic of the 1970s, invented by Republicans, that has successfully silenced many elected officials of all parties from ever talking about changes to our broken revenue system. The right of every child to have an adequately funded public education has driven me since the 1990s. I was the lead lawyer in the Claremont school funding case that established the constitutional right to an adequate state-funded public education, but too many politicians have lacked the political courage to make that promise a reality. As a first-term Executive Councilor, I challenged the Governor's appointment of an unqualified Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut. We lost, but I've continued to hold Frank- our state's equivalent of Betsy DeVos– accountable for his efforts to start new charter schools at direct expense to our struggling public schools.

I grew up in Levittown, Pennsylvania, a struggling mill town where the mill failed, that has much in common with many places in New Hampshire. My father worked as a mechanic and maintenance man. He was once a union shop steward, until he lost that job. My dad worked as many as three jobs at once to make ends meet. My mother was a homemaker who raised four kids. Thanks to my elementary and religious school teachers, I did well in school. I earned a college scholarship and became the only one in my family to attend and graduate from college. I planned to take a service position with VISTA, but my father’s heart attack brought me back to Levittown where he worked days as a framing carpenter and ran a bookstore at night. I applied to law school and attended George Washington Law School the next year.

I strongly support workers and organized labor. I was proud to earn the endorsement of the NH Postal Workers Union earlier this week. On the Executive Council, I've questioned every prospective state contractor about the wages of their lowest-paid employee. I've represented unions as a lawyer, working tirelessly on behalf of the New Hampshire Retirement Coalition, which was comprised of the state’s teachers, police, fire fighters, and state employees unions, in an effort to require the state to keep its pension-related promises.

Tell your friends to join in and ask me anything! I'll be back to start answering your questions at 5PM EST. And if you want to keep up with our campaign, you can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

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I am Andrew Romanoff and I’m running to flip the Senate from red to blue by replacing Senator Cory Gardner in Colorado. I stand for Medicare for all, a GND and an economy that works for everyone. AMA!

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Hey everybody! This is Andrew. I really appreciate you joining.

Proof & verification it's me: https://twitter.com/Romanoff2020

We’ve just finished another great week campaigning for US Senate. We've had Virtual Town Halls with guests like leading worldwide environmental leader Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, and the national team from Our Revolution.

We’re honored to have added endorsements and distinctions from groups such as Moms Demand Action, Everytown for Gun Safety, Food and Water Watch, the Sunrise Movement and Our Revolution.

Romanoff for US Senate Campaign: https://www.andrewromanoff.com/

Contribute: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/rsandersforpresident05082020

Volunteer: https://act.andrewromanoff.com/signup/volunteer/

A bit about me:

I grew up in Ohio. I began my career at the Southern Poverty Law Center, where I joined the battle against Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi groups. This work fueled a lifelong passion for justice—a cause I later championed at a state civil rights agency.

After college, I moved to Central America and taught English in rural high schools. I continued teaching at community colleges in Colorado.

In 2012, I founded the Posner Center for International Development—the first such initiative in the country. The Posner Center is now home to more than 60 Colorado-based organizations, all advancing sustainable solutions to global poverty.

I won four terms in the Colorado House of Representatives—including two terms as speaker of the House—and led the Democrats to their first majority in 30 years. I earned recognition from more than 50 state and national organizations as one of the most effective legislative leaders in America.

I authored laws to protect the environment, expand the supply of affordable housing, and support the victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. I crafted an economic recovery plan to put thousands of Coloradans back to work, built a bipartisan coalition to pass it, and secured the largest investment in school construction in state history.

After experiencing a suicide in my family, I became president and CEO of a non-profit advocacy organization, Mental Health Colorado, which leads the fight for the prevention and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. Among the results: pathbreaking programs for children and families and $ 68 million per year in life-saving services for Coloradans in need.

In recent years, you and I have seen a catastrophic rise in greenhouse gases, millions of families bankrupted by medical costs, and an economy that leaves too many workers behind. We’re running out of time to rescue our planet, reclaim our democracy, and renew the American Dream.

That’s why I’m running for the U.S. Senate from Colorado.

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Andrew Romanoff will be doing an AMA this Friday at 7:30PM ET. Andrew is the former Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives and is running for the United States Senate in the 2020 election. He’s currently in a primary fight against an establishment politician. Get your questions ready!

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Learn About Andrew Romanoff

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I am Senator Ed Markey and I’m running for re-election to pass a Green New Deal and Medicare for All. Ask me anything!

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Hello Reddit! Thank you for allowing me to join you all for this AMA. I am the co-author of the Green New Deal with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, an original co-sponsor of Senator Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All bill, a stalwart defender of Net Neutrality, and a consistent and passionate fighter for strong gun laws, nuclear disarmament, equal rights for all, and peace. I am running for a second term in the Senate, would like to answer your questions today, and want you to know that I need your help, so please get involved in our people-powered movement at edmarkey.com.

I was raised in a working class family in Malden, Massachusetts and I live in the house that I grew up in. I learned my progressive values from my parents, who were both children of immigrants. My father was a milkman and a union leader. My mother was a brilliant woman who would do calculus at the kitchen table for fun. When she contracted Alzheimer's, my father and I made it our mission to care for her and I committed my work in Congress to securing funding that will help find a cure for Alzheimer's by 2025.

In January, I called on Donald Trump to appoint a permanent global health chief (not Mike Pence) to address the coronavirus pandemic. On March 15, I demanded that the president fully use the Defense Production Act to mobilize industry to make the masks and other medical equipment we need. And I have called for PPE and hazard pay for all essential workers, the collection of racial and ethnic data so we can address healthcare disparities, universal healthcare and paid sick leave, enhanced privacy protections, the suspension of evictions, and a whole lot of other urgently needed progressive actions to protect all people during this crisis.

Tell your friends to join in and ask me anything! I'll be back to start answering your questions at 4PM EST. And if you want to keep up with our campaign, you can follow me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube.

[EDIT After more than 2 hours I am logging off now to host a livestream on how we can protect community colleges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you all so much for your questions. My team will work to follow up with as many of you as possible, feel free to send more along on Twitter, and I hope you will join our campaign today at www.edmarkey.com/volunteer.\]

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Pramila Jayapal just sent a fundraising e-mail for Kara Eastman (running for Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District)

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Kara lost to the incumbent Republican Don Bacon 51%-49% in 2018. She faces a May 12 Democratic primary against two other opponents: Ann Ashford and Gladys Harrison.

Some background: https://ballotpedia.org/Kara_Eastman

Pramila's e-mail:

I’ll get straight to the point:

Kara Eastman has one of the best shots in the entire country to unseat a GOP Congressman, but she can’t win without our help. I’m personally asking you to chip in $ 10 at this pivotal moment: https://act.eastmanforcongress.com/Chip-In-Now#Robin Miller

I wouldn’t ask if it wasn’t important.

We have a rare opportunity to replace a Trump loyalist who votes against affordable health care, fair immigration policies, and common-sense gun reform with a bold, progressive leader.

Kara is within a SINGLE point of unseating vulnerable Congressman Don Bacon.

And as a progressive leader in Congress, I know better than anyone that we desperately need Kara to win.

I’m so proud that Kara has sworn off all corporate PAC money.

But I know it makes fundraising much more difficult.

Today alone, she has to raise $ 4,000 to ramp up her ads program, hire staff, and spread her message to over 10,000 voters.

If we fail, her chances of flipping this critical seat will plummet. So I’m asking one last time: Can you chip in $ 10?

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