for City Council At Large
A Better Bellingham
I had always admired politics from the sidelines, never seeing myself as someone who would participate in the way I want to now. However, when a certain candidate ran last year, I took notice.
When he spoke of students who couldn't afford school, rising inequality, and an economic system that was rigged against the little people, it was the first time a candidate
inspired me since I heard about Harvey Milk winning on his fourth run.
I am a student who had to take a break from school. I want that break to allow me to make a difference. There are representatives in the legislature without a degree - and
that's a valid perspective to bring to the council.
When has the voice of the ever growing student population not just been listened to, but truly represented?
With a growing student population, what we aren't talking about is that many of them are homeless, brought here by promise, and left behind by policy.
I know we can't fix everything from the council, but I'm ready to roll up my sleeves and do the people's work - not the work of the corporate interests.
Thanks in advance for your support,