I’m Rebecca Parson, a tenants’ rights organizer and renter running for Congress (WA-06). My opponent, Derek Kilmer, is chair of the New Democrats and is the 11th most conservative Democrat in the House. I’m endorsed by Brand New Congress, DSA, Our Revolution, and WA Democrats Progressive Caucus. AMA

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My name is Rebecca Parson, and I’m running for Congress in WA-06 (Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Kitsap County, and the Olympic Peninsula). You may recognize me from this thread at r/SandersForPresident.

My opponent, Derek Kilmer, has taken over $3 million from corporate PACS — but calls himself a leader on getting money out of politics. He’s taken money from the oil, real estate, and health/pharma industries, which are working to stop my top 3 policies: the Green New Deal, a Homes Guarantee, and single-payer Medicare for All.

Already, I’ve:

  • Raised more than all of Kilmer’s 2014, 2016, and 2018 challengers — from all parties — combined.
  • Been in Current Affairs, the Nation, the Humanist Report, and Common Dreams.
  • Caused Kilmer to run a poll asking voters whether they agree or disagree with the following statement: “Derek Kilmer is a corporate sellout and it’s time to let another Democrat lead.”

The coronavirus crisis shows, now more than ever, that we need progressive policies like Medicare for All and a Homes Guarantee.

It’s a moral abomination that Congress bailed out Wall Street and corporations with virtually no oversight, gave the people pennies, and went on recess.

I support $2K cash per month to everyone in this country, cancelling rent and mortgages during the crisis, housing every homeless person, and providing free, universal healthcare.

My district was already suffering before this crisis: people are dying waiting in line for addiction treatment. People are getting evicted and dying on the streets. People are living without hope and dignity because they can’t find a good job. The pandemic has made it even worse.

I’ve served my community as a commissioner on the Tacoma Commission on Disabilities, as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for kids in foster care, as a volunteer with the Tacoma Tenants Organizing Committee, and as a co-leader of Indivisible Tacoma.

Now I want to serve my community in Congress.

Ask me anything about running for Congress, politics, my dog (Ogden Boondoggle McNash, Esq.), etc.

Find out more at: https://rebeccaforwa.com/

Proof: https://i.redd.it/eo5r87pnstw41.jpg

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