DC for Democracy 2012 DC Shadow Senator Questionnaire
1. Why are you running for Shadow Senator, and if (re)elected, what are the three most important things you intend to accomplish?
I will work to
1) establish a publicly owned and accountable DC bank that would deposit District tax dollars, instead of Wall Street being the recipient, and in partnership with local financial institutions, promote jobs, sustainable local businesses and affordable housing, thereby establishing DC’s sovereignty over its fiscal and monetary policies, an important step in preparation for DC Statehood.
2) create a grassroots mass movement of our own residents, supported with solidarity from our region, by first convening DC-wide Town Halls to bring together activists and residents to map out an action program.
3) energize the more than 200,000 members of the Green Party of the United States which stands for DC Statehood, and Global Greens to support this program nationally and internationally, building the broadest coalition across political lines.