WHAT DOES BEING A "CENTRIST" MEAN TO YOU, AND WHY DID YOU GET INVOLVED?
I'm horrified by the recent election and the ideological silos created between the two parities. I'm a fan of discourse and believe that politics does not have to be loud and ugly - but thoughtful and inclusive. I'm a centrist because I allow myself to see both sides, will engage any party willing to chat and am open to new ideas.
WHAT IS A POLICY ISSUE YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT AND WHY?
I can't pick one. I'm passionate about Women's Rights, Science, Food Systems, Veterans, and Transportation.
HOW DO YOU THINK WE CAN UNITE OUR COUNTRY AND FIX POLITICS?
We need to actively work towards getting to the middle. Not making personal attacks and acting with dignity and humility when it comes to our elected leadership. I'm in favor of bringing the "pork" back to politics, because our elected officials had something to work with when trying to make deals. I hope that we can put down our phones, stop trying to be snarky and start having serious, thoughtful conversations about the future of our country.