Rob B

Tell us about yourself: who you are, where you're from, etc.

I am retired and work part time at Home Depot. I live in Newburyport, MA. I am a volunteer facilitator for Smart Recovery meetings.

What does being a "Centrist" mean to you, and why did you get involved?

I identify as an independent voter. The two major parties have become enemies and have abandoned cooperation and common sense to solve problems of governance and civil society and the appropriate collection and allocation of public funds for national security, social security, employment, environmental protections, public safety, healthcare, education and wellbeing.

What is a policy issue you are passionate about and why?

I would like to see the death penalty abolished in all states and the federal government. It is barbaric and unnecessary. I favor major prison and criminal justice reform to end mass incarceration and end private for profit prisons.

How do you think we can unite our country and fix our politics?

Elect our officials to serve for the common good of the people and not for their self interests. Establish and maintain fair laws that favor business growth combined with fair labor standards and protections.

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