We have all experienced loss in one way or another this year. Some of us have lost loved ones, jobs, the ability to go out when we want to, spending time with friends, family, and so many other ways.
The 2020 election is finally coming to an end. Our future as a country is on the ballot as much as the candidates running. I know we are all ready for some new television commercials and social media advertisements. …
There are so many painstaking issues going on, and our leaders in Washington D.C. and across state legislators are failing people miserably.
A few days ago, I talked with a mother who is unemployed, recently single, and lost her job back in February. She was in tears talking about the struggles of paying rent and putting food on the table. With the pandemic unemployment insurance expired, and our elected officials doing nothing to address it, she fears being left without a place to live soon.
I can’t help but think about what our elected leaders are doing besides bickering like immature adolescents. How can they ignore the pain and suffering going on with so many people right now? It hurts to write about this because I remember when I didn’t have a place to go. We have all experienced issues in life that put us back or brought us forward. With the current pandemic unleashing so much devastation, it is hurtful that we do not have leaders looking out for our best interests. …
The current pandemic has taught us just how fragile our economy is. Over 8 million people slipped into poverty since May. To add insult to economic injury, America’s richest gained almost $1 trillion in wealth.
Key points from the Green New Deal are:
Transform our energy system to 100 percent renewable energy and create 20 million jobs needed to solve the climate crisis.
Ensure a just transition for communities and workers, including fossil fuel workers.
Ensure justice for frontline communities, especially under-resourced groups, communities of color, Native Americans, people with disabilities, children and the elderly.
Save American families money with investments in weatherization, public transportation, modern infrastructure and high-speed broadband. …
Before we discuss the need for UBI, let’s discuss what it is:
Universal basic income takes on distinct forms in different historical and geographic contexts. It varies based on the funding proposal, the level of payment, the frequency of payment, and the particular policies proposed around it. Each of these parameters are fundamental, even if a range of versions still technically count as UBI (a universal, unconditional, individual, regular and cash payment). (Source)
A recent article from the BBC shows us just how dangerous technology can be for humanity’s future.
So many things are on the ballot this year:
Yet we sit here angry, frustrated, and with the power to change it all.
Vote like your life depends upon it because it does.
Cyberbullying is a severe problem in today’s society. It results in suicides, depression, and causes some of the most painful experiences anyone can go through. During my campaign, I was cyberbullied frequently. You will likely say, “It’s part of running for office,” but I disagree.
I handled the 10x per day social media hate posts, but not everyone has the psychological capabilities to do so. If you wouldn’t say something to someone in person, why would you think it is ok to post it online?
One person in particular who frequently cyberbullied me is Lupe Conchas, who runs for Alhambra Elementary School #68 School Board. He did so through an alias Facebook page called “Arizona Lefty League” to hide his identity. I know this because once I started inquiring about who runs it, he immediately did what most people do when called out, began to attack me even more. I also received information from a source that further confirmed my suspicion of who runs this Facebook page, and it is Lupe Conchas. Lupe is running to be part of a board serving young people already struggling with cyberbullying, yet he is one of those dangers our young people have to deal with already. His vulgarity, F-bombs, and pure anger are all indicative of someone who should never be around children, let alone a leader for them. I encourage everyone to warn parents in the Alhambra Elementary School district to ensure he does not get elected, as it would be disastrous for our children. …
Arizona public schools are underfunded. We faced the primary funding issues during the 2008 financial crisis and never corrected back to pre-2008 levels. Today, we hear over and over that nothing can get done because of the other side. It is about time someone takes responsibility for our schools’ issues instead of playing the perpetual blame game.
To the elected officials serving on, or running to remain on our public school boards, it is time to stop playing the blame game. …
As if this lousy episode of reality television could not get any worse. The President of the United States just called our military members “losers” and “suckers.”
His hateful rhetoric leaves me without words. I am struggling to even write this story because of how angry I am. Those who died in service to this country did so to protect our democracy. According to the President, they are “losers” and “suckers.”
HOW DARE YOU, MR. PRESIDENT!
How dare you call members of our military such names. You are the one who skipped over the draft. …
The 2020 election season is in full swing. It is time we fight for the next generation of progressive leaders here in Arizona and around the country.
We need sanity restored in our national leaders. Joe and Kamala provide the kind of leadership that is so desperately needed right now. For this reason, I am supporting these two candidates for President and Vice President of the United States of America.
Captian Kelly is the leader we need right now in the U.S. Senate. His service to our country, brilliance, and powerful story make him the right leader to bring us the much-needed support Arizonans deserve. …
Running for office is no easy task, just as politics is no easy game to engage in. Our democratic system is more robust when more people participate by running for office and having their voices heard by casting a vote. You may or may not win, but that should not be the only factor to consider when running. Run because you care about the community and want to make a positive impact.
My decision to run came after a lot of deep reflection in 2018. I watched the turmoil unfold at the Arizona State Capitol, and nationally only to realize there was something more I could do. Rather than sitting on the sidelines and complaining about the issues, I jumped in because I care. Before you run, you must take time to reflect on yourself emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. I would recommend even talking with a professional therapist to ensure you have the right mental capacity to handle what is to come. Engage with your friends, family, and mentors. Really understand what it is you want to do and how to frame it in a way that does not hurt your message. …