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"elizabeth bennett parker" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

03:46 min | 2 years ago

"elizabeth bennett parker" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

"So it's easy enough for me to go and knocking Doorns running of the fresh ace and they, they respect that this woman in courage, other millennial candidates to run for office. Oh my gosh. Yeah. I mean, even if I lose this is just been such an incredible experience in civic engagement. And you know, I think one big part is just like, I feel like as we all get more and more engaged, especially talking about some of these more difficult issues. It seems like we can move away from ideology and tribalism in a way and sort of see that we all I think agree with each other on a lot more than than it seems like at least on social. Media. So for me, just like really engaging with with the democratic process has been amazing and it, you know, win or lose. I'm committed to continuing, you know, I want to support candidates as much as I can after this even if I'm not in office. So yes, everybody I think should run for local. No, I should walk that back a little bit. I think that there's a lot of species to participate, you know, through sitting gauge when right, if you're a small business owner or coaching, whatever soccer canoe paddling, or if you're, you know, part of an on profit, you're doing this type of work anyway, you know. And so I don't think running for office is for everybody, but anybody who's sort of been on the fence and already doing this EPA community work? I would say definitely that Bentonville as an experience. Our listeners would like to help support your campaign. How can they do that? My website look at Flynn dot com l. u. k. e. l. i. n. dot com. A lot more information about my candidacy in running who I am. There is a contribution page on there, but we're actually, you know where I don't think most people really prophecy that, but we're doing only financially next. You don't need donations into year, so people who eat if you could, you know if you like what I say, and just just let your friend know that running for office would be super helpful. People who don't live in Hawaii. I, I guess I don't necessarily need your support. Thoughts, and if anybody does want donate financially, that's a huge deal. But I think there's a lot more bigger, important races that or even causes that people could be doing this long. Thank you so much for speaking with us. This is really great. Was excited to see your campaign. I've been looking a lot at the candidates from run for something as so excited to to see running. And I think it's really important for places that have sort of a strong sense of incumbency that there be new fresh ideas coming. So thanks for stepping up and running this year. Thank you so much of the conversation and also just a quick plug for or something. You know anybody who's a millennial in first or second time candidate should definitely reach out to run for something. They've been an amazing resource as I think quickly enabled me to get a professional looking campaign without any experience it. I've had a couple of people say like, oh, wow, it must be nice having the sheen behind you, you just because and I was like, the machine is me and my one practice by acting volunteer campaign manager wife with your interview. Now we have spoken somebody in each of the fifty states. Oh my gosh. Wow, that's amazing. You were the person from the fiftieth state. So thank you very much. Thanks for doing what you do. Thanks for listening to to broads talking. Politics are theme song is called, are you listening off of the album elephants shaped trees by the band immune ary, and we're using it with permission of the band, our logo and other original artwork is by Matthew with Lynn and was created for use by this podcast.

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"elizabeth bennett parker" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

03:37 min | 2 years ago

"elizabeth bennett parker" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

"So it's sort of Justice Whitey of revitalizing our town cores and and there's no penalty that's gonna get us. They're all going to be. I think this applies probably you know, most towns and cities across the country. In general is a place that's sort of overwhelmingly democratic, but also seems to be the kind of place where incumbents stay in office for a very long time. So what does that sort of mean for politics in a state like Hawaii, you know, it's a state. I think a lot of people don't even think about much in terms of politics because they, you know, just assume, oh, those are just safe. Democratic votes when we're looking at like Uttar elections, but I, you know, what is that sort of feel like from a, you know, public administration kind of standpoint, does it lead to stagnation? Is there good competitive races? What sort of your sense of that. In other places, but there is definitely a mentality in Hawaii or few challenge any Covent. There's definitely a sensible, who do you think you are? And you know, and I think that there's a sort of strong than so of humility in our culture. Like if you live in and part of it's I think, from Asian influence, maybe in our culture out, but it's it's just sort of maybe deferring to leadership and expertise and people older than you, especially so as a young person coming in to be really careful not to not to really step on that too much. You know, it'd be very, very aware of that dynamic and and I am running right now and there's three open seats for the county council, which is, you know, there's three income into are actually all running for mayor. So they've left open three c. which is very unusual whereas so I can. I can run a really strong campaign because it's greasy. Whereas if I was running and they're. Seven incumbents running again. I think it would be a little bit harder and and especially if you're running, you know, for for state house or or the state Senate in, you know these where there's only one one potential winner. It's much harder campaign to run and you rarely see anybody ever counting incumbent or any serious challenges to. A little bit about going door to door, but you know what, what is the reception of your campaign been like? Then have people been really open to there being new ideas, the new people, or how are they engaging with you? It's so hard. I think when you run because the most part you're talking to your supporters, people are reaching out to you or your supporters. And I think you can sort of get a little bit like isolated in a little bubble of support and they can all do it in a great job. You know, when everything is great and then I think you go, at least for me, I go door to door and I'm seeing people that I've, you know, ninety percent of the door hundred people. I'd never met before often with very different concerns. So for me, that door to door is just like an amazing experience to get a better snapshot I'll be like. like quiet and also just keeps me realizing how much harder I have to work to reach people. You know the number of doors that I knock on. You know that people have never heard of me or see my signs anywhere, you know, real Nick, you realize I gotta. I gotta keep pushing. Reception. I think everybody for the most part recognizes that we need change on coy. We haven't really managed growth very well. The housing crisis because ice housing costs in the nation, and everybody just sees thing in. I don't think you know, might be harder to find exactly what we want, but everybody wants some type of aids..

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"elizabeth bennett parker" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

03:56 min | 2 years ago

"elizabeth bennett parker" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

"It's easy to inflate your ego, every step of the way people are telling you, thank you and, and people listen to you as doctor public policies for me, like going door to door is the best thing because it sort of keeps bringing down of sort of back down to earth. And of course my wife gives me also. Ask female candidates on the show about running for office with kids, but I know you have a daughter and congratulations to expecting another child. What is it like to run for office with a family? What is it like to balance parenthood and running for office or my gosh, even before running for office, just having a kid was the hardest experience in life and every day I think, oh my gosh, like every single person had gone through this, right? If you survive the child that you put your parents through, can you something like this? It was. It was gonna be hard before you know now, obviously, it's so much harder, especially just there's there's an infinite number of events that you can go to. When I cry. Every candidate is sort of always filled with this fear of missing out constantly as you're trying to choose what to go to. And it's Kim your way, you know, like in just never be there for your family as you see other candidates going to these things and you feel like you gotta go. So I think just for. Me having a young kid just forces me to to always sort of picking step back and be like, no, this, you know, the campaign can't be my entire life here and you don't want other part of recognition for that. Somebody who wife works, you know, full time for a while. I was the primary because I work from home saw singer. And and I even into the container was still doing a couple of days a week with my daughter. It was sort of just recognition of of how much harder because because women are generally the primary caregivers for their children, it was sort of recognise single intimates that how much harder does for women to run for office. You know, when I if I go on tonight or multiple campaign events, you know, we, you know, nobody says, oh my gosh, where's your kids or what are you doing with your kids? Whereas, you know, I know young women who are running with young children are constantly being judged as they're as they're spending more time away from their families. So part of this recognition for me if I winner or if I lose, I just really wanna support young mothers, especially as they run for office so much harder for them. The issues I know is really important in place like Hawaii and is something that's important to you is climate change. Tuck a little bit bow, the role that the county council might be able to play in in helping address some of the issues of climate change. Yeah, there's so much. I mean, I constantly hear from people on e. or even other people running. There's nothing that the county can do. You know, this is a global issue or or at least a federal issue. Well, that's just like not true. You know here on Koa what year transportation emissions from transportation, our largest source of carbon emissions, and there's not all that federal policy can do to to stop us all from driving so much. You know, in a big source of the reason we're all driving is, is land use policy on, especially our towns are basically bowl and they're relatively low density towns. And so most seventy percent of our new development on agriculture land or very low density residential town because of that car miles traveled on over the last ten years, I'm caught up almost eleven percent which is higher than, you know, at least any state in the country. So we just weren't one rhyming ton more as we all have to drive a ton more because there's no affordable housing close to job. And and that's entirely within the purview of the county council. And I would say that's a problem that was actually created, you know, in the long term from the county council for so in order to reduce transportation emissions, we have the goal of ensuring that they're there for a while in close to our jobs and making sure that people want to live close to where they work, right..

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"elizabeth bennett parker" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

03:42 min | 2 years ago

"elizabeth bennett parker" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

"Me. I'm excited for the conversation. Thanks for joining us. We're excited to talk to you. Can you start off just by telling us a little bit about yourself, sort of introduce yourself to our listeners until us how you came to be running for county council ordered you're on court? Ye? I have lived here almost mine tire life. I, I went to school a couple of years on the mainland and and went to finish college at university of what on a wall who my final year at college. I started a company with my two, close his friends, and we just help ask them trying to build a locally made products. We started this going to go the company which we've been in business for eleven years. And meanwhile, most other could've voters in what you have all packed up and gone China. Again, after building boats for four years, I was in a bad axe. A canoe, paddling race run over by my escort boat and propeller broke my back and severed my pelvis anyway and sorta long story short. It totally changed my life in in a tunnel ways. The biggest artist is which it probably back home to Hawaii and you know, I went from sort of just focusing spending fifty hours a week in our shop and competitive. You're out of their training twenty hours a week to all of a sudden, I think like any near death experience does or her somebody, it made me realize that I hadn't really given back to my community. And during this experience I had the accident. I'd had this real intense sense of connection Mehtar to explain but extent connection with with everybody really like back to court. And I just had wanted to hear what I could do for my community. So I slow only over the last eight years. I've been back home doing more or community where with some nonprofits, something noble, energy advocacy, some them or commissions with the county of. And then I had this real transformation experience serving the citizens advisory. Committee are quite general plan update, which was I was Molyneaux Representative of the under forty Representative for the island. And for the first time that I sort of understood just the transformative power of public policy and the fact that on the housing crisis is really the center of issues that we that we face here, and I'm just really passing public policy. And to be honest, Donald Trump was elected, sort of in the middle of this and the day after his election, I decided that I'll get my master's degree in public ministry sort of policy and just throw it all that they're serving on on general advisory committee, everything points the county council as the lead you body for for court, you. So I'm running to try and reduce the cost housing here on Koa. What is that can make up of the county council? How big is this? What a what is, what are the elections for that kind of look like. Large actually unique for Hawaii most most of all districts. But for end of this sort of small enough, we have about seventy two thousand people I think on Cohee. So it's they're seven at large seats. So every two years every everybody's up for election, there was twenty four people running through the primary in the top fourteen get onto the general right now there's there's pita was running. What has running for office been like as it kind of what you expected it to be like as a different than what you expected this year has been by far the craziest year of my life, you know along, we still try to manage my business, which which the businesses is customer service and finance, so I can do a lot of that all remotely, but along with that, I'm still getting choose. And my wife is actually pregnant and due on election day literally on November six. And and at the same time we're also we live currently in this off grade year and we've been trying to, we've been trying to move for the last forever..

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"elizabeth bennett parker" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

04:58 min | 2 years ago

"elizabeth bennett parker" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

"Different Ryan Bundy is on the ballot out here into Bada. And so for me, it's a little like kind of that who I feel like I'm going up against. No, for for some people out here. He's a hero. You know. So it's a little, it's it feels a little tough at times. But I mean, even in the primary, I went up against an establishment democrat who a lot of party support. He ended up raising Forty-six thousand and I raised six hundred and I got through the primary. So I think that people are looking for something that's new and fresh. That kind of speaks to them on a level. I think that's that's what this campaign is doing. You know, being family focused and you know, coming from, you know, immoral place that you know people find that relatable Stanley focused. You mentioned Jiro mom of two kids. What's it like running for office of the mall? It's really, it's really fun. I think a lot of people like, you know, all the moms out there and understand where I'm coming from and what I'm trying to do, and then you think, you know. There's some camaraderie there, but I think also it shows other moms that you know we can be involved in politics and we can be involved in our local government. 'cause it's one of the challenges that we face is how do we go to city meetings? We go to our local party meetings and feel welcome. You know, because we've got these kids who you know, run and circles, meet all the cookies and are loud too. It's just showing like we can do these things and we can be informed, you know, and we can bring our kids and how fun. Awesome. Is that do you have any idea what's going on. We've been working on like getting my older son, his almost four to say things like mommy for Commissioner or pays more. You know, but. Getting them to be more involved. Alexa, pointing out by my signs, like whenever we buy yard sign or a roadside, you know, that's fine. Who. So. Going into a place where I'll be working, you know, forty hours a week. That's maybe not something necessarily that they're that they've been prepped for, but that's kind of what campaigning is. Anyway. My mom was with me, so it's a whole family extravaganza. I saw on your Facebook page or sending out lots of direct mail. What are some of the other things you're doing right now in this final little stretch of time as people are actually starting to vote. So we have a lot of valid questions that are right now that change the state constitution. And so one of the things that I'm trying to get ahead of them. So I put in like radio advise a few weeks back and I bought a billboards and I did all these things that no intention of doing, you know. Including the Baylor's. You know, it's at some point. You realize like I am one person, you know, regardless of how many volunteers I have. I'm still just one person or ten people, you know, and I have to figure out how to make myself into many. And so like Facebook ads and billboards and radio and all this crazy stuff. I haven't done video yet. But just trying to get ahead of everybody else. 'cause I mean, the Vada and and watch county per in particular, are kind of in the national spotlight because we have a really contentious and the Senate race, the tap Ning. And then our our legislature actually has the possibility of becoming the first woman majority legislature this cycle. And so there's a lot of focus on politics right now. On on the larger scale, is there anything else that you wanted to make sure we talk about ever worked really hard to get here? And I think that the reason why people appreciate it and look at what I'm doing is because it's so kind of down home to a certain extent, you know where a family operation that's going to be, you know, working to make. Our community better. I think that's something that that everybody resonates with is our listeners would like to help out your campaign in this final stretch time..

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"elizabeth bennett parker" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

02:51 min | 2 years ago

"elizabeth bennett parker" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

"Paramedics or ambulances aren't actually county. It's a, it's a room. The is the company that we use and Turkey meadows firefighters, the fire protection district. They are also part paramedic. So for every group, there's at least one paramedic on duty, but so they respond to a lot of the same calls because we don't have a regional fat tweet that calls candidates people until we have multiple. Responders going the same call just create like deployed state that we don't need in confusion. So what are some of the other issues you? You talked a little bit about poverty and homelessness? What are some of the other issues that you'd think are really important in the county right now and and things that you're hearing as you talk to people? One of our biggest issues is housing, housing costs have just skyrocketed. So we've got a lot of our seniors who are on fixed income or pain up to sixty percent of their fixed income on rent. So we're seeing some seniors leaving the area. You know, selling their homes movie, Tennessee, and then we're all just being like families unable to afford housing. So our homeless population is really grown and it's really wild, actually, right now, our our HUD vouchers aren't big enough to cover a studio. So we get our culture are seven hundred and forty dollars, and we have two hundred fifty families that are waiting for housing to open up. That's at that cost. There's nothing out there for that. The average department is twelve hundred. So it's like the government not able to keep up because the housing is just moving quickly. When has campaigning been like, hell has wash county, traditionally voted in our is your campaign being received. Traditionally, this this start with in the fifth district, which is the north part of washout it's eighty nine percent of the geographical area, but only a fifth of the population. So it's really rural and traditionally it's a really Republican area. The incumbent who I'm going up against is a constitutional conservative. So it's kind of like it's kind of like going up against or that she's like in list the, you know, like on these different kind of Republican, it's not really a tea party. It's it's different. It's a almost an anti federalist group. And so I think that that that is something that's that's..

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"elizabeth bennett parker" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

04:26 min | 2 years ago

"elizabeth bennett parker" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

"With phone numbers and addresses and Email addresses because you'll have to call them all out some for money. But honestly, I really love knocking on doors. I think that's incredibly important. The local election I've had, I mean, beyond just getting. I mean, I've had people literally tell me, I will vote for you because you came to my door. But I mean, I think it's just really important to connect with voters. I went through a program called emerge, Virginia much has other chapters and other thing. There's about them team of them that train democratic women at least interested in running for office. I'm sure there's also, you know she should run than the training now and all these great organizations and courage women's run of. And I would definitely go through some of that training because it's going to come in handy in terms of just knowing sort of what to expect that being said, I went to this whole seven month, long training. I knew running crop is going to be a lot. I didn't realize I got into it exactly. How it would be. It's been. I've learned a lot in the part integrate experience is our listeners would like to help out your campaign in this final stretch of time. How can they do that, sir? My website is of ASO are ale, x dot com and on their in fine links to volunteer, which we can do phone banking from anywhere and links to donate, which no money makes campaigns run or something like that. I'd say those are probably the two main ways for folks who aren't in the area. Obviously, if they are in the area would love help nothing on doors and all of that in the final TV, that's pretty much it. Okay traffic. Well, thank you so much Elizabeth for stepping up in running this year, and thanks for taking the time to talk to us. They haven't. In this segment or speaking with Lindsay Judd, the democratic nominee for wash, oh, county Commissioner in Nevada. Lindsey can use start by just telling us a little bit about yourself in in y, you're running for county Commissioner while I'm a mom of two. Two recently will not really recently I've been out in wash accounting for about two years little over two years. Now. My husband is was born in Reno, and he grew up in Fallon a lot of his family out in Falun. So he's got some rural credit as they say. But the reason why we moved out here because we have toddlers, they're one and three, and then his cousin Volvo have younger kids. So it was not unity to raise our kids with family, which was really different since we were coming from South Korea where we both thought he glitch but didn't really have much family you you, you build an ex Pat community, but it's not quite the same as your mom or your dad. And then being out here, it's kinda like, you know, you get used to things and then a stay at home. I took my kids out a lot and what ended up happening was I would go out and it'd be like where the park bitches, you know, why is there nowhere to sit? And I discovered that there were a lot of vagrancy laws that were coming into place and that are homeless population has just exploded, and it didn't really feel like the people who were representing our community really had any experience with party or knew really how to, you know, help the situation. And so I felt like having some of that kind of experience in a little bit more compassion was necessary. And so I, I threw my hat into the ring. And what is the job of Coney Commissioner in wash Oconee. What? What sort of the the rule that you would be taking on. So county commissioners do a lot of the taxes. So the county has the largest share of of the taxes out here. There's no income tax in Nevada and so property taxes where most governments get their income. And so the county is where we get all of the financial resources for our social services,.

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"elizabeth bennett parker" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

04:16 min | 2 years ago

"elizabeth bennett parker" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

"On the ballot. How do you go about doing that? What are the kinds of things you do to actually campaign? The number one thing is knocking on doors. So during the primary, I personally knocked them adores of more than five thousand voters. My team did twenty thousand. So I think that was a huge help in terms of getting many mount their, but also connecting with boater hearing issues, important for them. And we did some direct mail, which is author really important because there's a lot of times when people live in apartment buildings that you can't get into. So you can't. You can't knock on the door even if you want to. So that sort of how out there. Let's see. I also see people wrote op EDS in the paper for me a little bit of newspaper advertisement but not too much. Obviously, I go to a lot of different events, social media, pretty standard stuff. I guess their campaign finance rules, assume there are Campion financials when it comes to local elections, what do those look like or how restrictive are they? They never does not have very restrictive campaign finance laws. There's actually no limitation to how much someone can donate anything over a hundred dollars becomes public information in terms of, you know, who donated and their occupation basic information like that. Do you in this campaigning you do is any of it sort of jointly with other democratic candidates? What does that look like? So after the democrat before the democratic primary with all on our own after the primary, we know have sort of a, we're on the same sort of ticket if you will on there was a coordinated campaign because our senators, our Kane is up for reelection congressman Don buyers up for reelection. So we've got sort of a little bit of unified effort throughout the all of those races, though the party, the Democratic Party. We all sort of chipped in and or at least all the council candidates than Merrill chipped in. So we had a joint script card with all of our, you know, names and faces on it. We've did a joint Mailer and then we'll do a joint sample ballot as well. But unfortunately, you can't necessarily rely on that just by itself. I had this sort of fight at the beginning to make sure that we had this. A group that was going out with people who are coming to knock doors or dinner game, and the script of that they were sending didn't even mention the city that. For. So we were on the back of Judah cards and other and Carson buyer on the front. So if you didn't flip over that grip card, you might not realize that there are any other people on the ballot. So yes, there's a coordinated effort, but at the end of the day, you know, you're still responsible to run your race in RV's city council positions. Are they considered fulltime part time paid volunteer? What does that look like? Sure. They're considered part time. They are not really part time. They are paid. So the current council actually just raised the salary for the first time in thirteen years. I think that used to be twenty seven thousand dollars and now it's thirty seven thousand dollars, which in a town where you can't get a single family home front or five hundred thousand. Yes, I think almost all of the current councilmembers with the exception of tapper have you know other full-time jobs, and this is to be part time because we do. We do have a city council manager form of government leave and city manager who doing a lot of things as well, but and council me for actual complementing the month on two evenings and then one full Saturday for public hearing per month. But that's just the basics during budget season. There's meetings weekly, there are the other boards and commissions both locally and regionally that you'll serve on that have meeting. Then there's, you know, meetings with constituents and responding to emails and all of that. So the hours out of quickly. And this is a three year term. Correct. It's a career term. Is there any advice that you'd like to give to other millennial women who are thinking about running for office? Go ahead and make a list of everyone. You know now..

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"elizabeth bennett parker" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

04:13 min | 2 years ago

"elizabeth bennett parker" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

"So that's really setting. There's actually if the democratically elected, there will be no white men on council. And then we are running a gun two Republicans and one independent. Who says he's a democrat. Okay. And so at least three Democrats will definitely win their seats. So does it is it just sort of there's the mayor and then the other five and people just vote for their top ones and it's just whoever gets the most votes? Yeah, for the mayor's separate election and they're sick count, both eat and people vote for their top six on the top six in, we're not identified. Even though we went through a party primary on the democratic side, there weren't enough Republicans running for there to be a primary on that side. Even though we went through that primary where not identified by party on the ballot. So statewide in Virginia. Local elections are not notified by party. We actually have the Republicans at the top of the ballot before the democrat zoo. You said that there were some issues that you had seen in the sort of Joe view to run. What are some of those issues? I, I think affordable housing is a huge challenge in Alexandria in our region. We've lost about ninety percent of our. Portable housing unit over the past eighteen years. I believe that's obviously not great for the in terms of our community remaining inclusive of most of our city employees in, you know, our teachers and our first responders actually aren't able to afford to live here. So it makes it harder for us to recruit and retain those employees. You know, they have to travel and commute distances to get to work so that certainly one of them and I mean, it's not just those individuals. Seniors who lived here for years or seeing their property taxes go up and concern about, you know, their ability to continue to afford to live in their house on the fixed income on young families just starting out. I mean, I think I was actually at a panel couple of weeks ago about affordable housing and someone mentioned that there was currently one single family home available for sale. And that was less than five hundred thousand dollars that obviously include condos and things like that. But that gives you a sense. What prices are here in availability, then an education. So we really have a lot of challenges with facilities and capacity. So our high school is the largest in the state and growing in terms of student population, we have only one high school in our town and our middle schools over school. There's been a lot of deferred maintenance. So we have things like pipes bursting and mold, and other challenges that are keeping kids out of school out of optional learning environments that we need to deal with. We have like most communities, we have an achievement gap that I would like to close a large percentage of students on favorite sponge for students who are have English as a second language. So how can we support those students outside of school and make sure that all kids are getting the best education possible for their futures. So you're a millennial as Kelly mentioned, and I am also a millennial and as a millennial, I know that sometimes people are surprised that you're old enough to be. Doing things. I'm wondering what the reaction has been to your campaign and what you think the importance is of younger people running. We recommend been pretty positive. I think people are excited. The younger folks getting involved and actually, again in from university of our sleet for counsel on the democratic side, at least three of us are more meals out of thick. And the fourth is like just technically over the cost of mobile and our mayor is also just over the cost of money. I think where vice mayor. So I think it's exciting and I think sort of, again, going back to earlier points. I'll loyal actually make up believe the largest graphic group in Alexandria in terms of age. So it's exciting to have a comfortable that will reflect that population and can continue to move Alex Andrea towards the future. Can you tell us a little bit about what it's like to actually campaign for these seats that are much more hyper local, especially, you know, you gotta get your name out there because your party affiliation isn't going to be.

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"elizabeth bennett parker" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

03:49 min | 2 years ago

"elizabeth bennett parker" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

"Hi, everyone. This is Kelly with two Bradstock in politics. I'm here with my co hosts, Sophie, hey, Sophie, hey, Kelly. And in this episode we are talking to millennial candidates for local office. And so with us in this segment is Elizabeth Bennet Pirker who is running for the city council in Alexandria, Virginia. Hi, Liz, Beth. Hi, thanks for having me. Yeah, thanks for joining us. So we're gonna start with our our usual first question, which is, you know, can you just tell us a little bit about your background and then why you decided to run for city council this year? Sure. I currently help lead a local nonprofit called together. We bake and we provide job training and personal development for women in need. We work with women coming out of the criminal Justice system who are homeless women who recently immigrated or facing other sort of adverse circumstances, helping them with job skills, job training, all SaaS skills, and personal development and building self confidence. Before I joined forces with the daycare, had my own business cycle to fight sued ways. So taking fruit go to waste, turning them to healthy snacks and using that as an opportunity to create job with Mickley or women with bearish to implement like who'd been formerly incarcerated or homeless actually hired my first employee through together, we bake and then a couple of police realize you're doing more things in terms of trying to help them in making food products, places like whole foods that maybe we could actually help more women together. So he joined forces a few years ago and in terms of sort of why I'm running November twenty sixteen as the first user to that, I'm like a lot of women in the country realize that we need more women in office at all levels. And the second part is why sitcoms online now is that I thought she's affecting the women in our program, things like affordable housing and education acting the the whole, and my mom always told me if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem. So I wanted to, again, step up and try and be a part of that pollution. Can you tell us a little. A bit about Alexandria. All I know is it's fairly close to Washington DC. That is very accurate food. We are just across the river from Washington DC. We have a lot of history. We actually celebrate Arbor day. I'm usually the first Saturday in July and we're older than the US. So so we've got, you know, old town with cobblestone streets and this store combs, and George Washington's up to your signs and things like that. I'm gonna beautiful, waterfront and where city about a hundred and sixty thousand people fifteen or so square miles. Sue right now it looks like all of the current city council members are Democrats. Yes. All of the current city council members are Democrats. Currently, what is the what is the city councils of look like in the elections for it very the. We have six seats on the council litter elected at large, the entire city votes, which is as opposed to our school board, which we have three different district. So currently the city council. Little is made up again, all Democrats. We have one woman on council currently, coupling pepper who's been on city over about thirty years and of the mazing and then five men. And then our mayor's currently aluminum as low, but she was not successful in the democratic primary. So our current vice mayor is now running unopposed for mayor and then so there are six democrat who made it through the democratic primary. There were twelve of us running in the primary six made it through including three women, which is actually really exciting because we have the chance to have a council that actually reflects the population. It serves in terms of gender when I'm pretty sure that the first time that will happen in terms of having fifty percent of the council being women. If if we're all elected and we have a really diverse council or fleet, I guess I should say, again, we're not elected yet in terms of the democratic sleep..

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