My name is Elaine Atha and I am proud to announce that I am running as a delegate for Elizabeth Warren in Alabama Congressional District 5. Elizabeth Warren came to Birmingham, and after hearing her speak, I knew that I wanted to be involved in her campaign. When I took a picture with Elizabeth Warren in one of her well known “selfie-lines,” she remembered my name from earlier that night when I had asked about her plan to help Americans with chronic illnesses. She put her arm around me and asked, “Elaine, as your President, what can I do to make your life better?”
At that moment I knew I had to do everything I could to get her to the White House. She took the time to remember my name, and wanted to listen to me. I’m not a high-dollar donor; I am just a college student with hopes, dreams, and health issues that will control my future.
I decided that instead of taking classes this semester, I needed to do something besides listening to the news and getting discouraged. As I watched the House impeachment hearings, I filled out an application to become an intern for the Warren campaign. Most of my January was spent in New Hampshire, working to help the campaign in the first primary state. I came home to help out with the Alabama Democratic Women’s conference, and now I’m headed to South Carolina to train volunteers for Elizabeth Warren.
I am excited to see a brave, compassionate, ethical, and intelligent woman running for President. From her work teaching special needs students and law, to her work creating the the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, she has been bettering the lives of the American people.
I see politics as a way to help people. I’ve always been loud and I’m using my voice to make my community a better place and to help as many people as possible.
As an artist and human being I want to make the world a more beautiful place, and I’ve ended up finding that I can do that by getting involved in politics. I can love my state and want more from it at the same time, but I feel like I can only ask for more if I’m actively involved in helping the leaders in our state make the big structural changes that working class people and families need.
Elizabeth Warren has big dreams for our country, and we made a promise to fight hard for Alabama and its people. I hope Elizabeth and I earn your support on March 3rd.
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