Ryan Sullivan for Maryland House of Delegates, District 7
I'm running to represent our community as a delegate in the Maryland legislature because I look out and I see a world on fire . . . a world plagued with exploitation, predation, waste, greed, ecological instability, and a complete lack of political will to do anything. I see an unwillingness to seriously get at the root causes of the oppressions and abuses so many are expected to tolerate daily on the part of the media and our representatives. Like the late Stephen Hawking, I'm skeptical about humanity's odds of surviving this century without putting an end to capitalism and its impossible contradictions.Read more
Paula Overby is a member of the working class. She's worked in manufacturing as a union member and she's been on strike. We are not rewarding hard work anymore. She understands the experience of working people with wages that can't keep up with the soaring cost of housing, education and health care. She knows we can do better. Paula is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in psychology and a second major in computer science. As a full time working mother of three, she had a successful career as a systems analyst with experience in quality assurance, data analysis and process design.
Paula has worked with minor parties since 2014. Her endorsement speech in 2014 focused on the corporate take over of America. She was talking about wealth inequality before Bernie Sanders was so well known. Since leaving the two-party establishment in 2014 she has focused on political process reform and building a political movement that can successfully challenge the politics of wealth and the incumbency lock of the two major parties.Read more
Constance Gadell-Newton was born in Belleville, Illinois. Raised by a nurse (mother) and teacher (step-father), Gadell-Newton experienced poverty as a child. Through hard work, Gadell-Newton’s parents were able to enroll her in Bishop Watterson, a private high school in Columbus, Ohio, which prepared her to graduate with honors from the Ohio State University with her B.A. in Philosophy and Women's Studies in 2002.Read more
Why am I running?
Because politicians bankroll their campaigns with money from corporate donors and wealthy individuals who don’t have the same interests as we, the people, do. It is up to us to wrestle the power away from the wealthy 1%. Both political parties have become beholden to rich donors and engage in corrupt practices like gerrymandering and voter suppression. Furthermore, we must reform this broken system so no party can do what the Democratic National Committee did to Bernie Sanders.Read more
My name is Laura Wells and I’m running for Congress in California’s District 13 as a Green Party candidate. I am running because we need to raise our expectations and use our power to challenge a system that refuses to provide the very basics for us, in this, the richest country on earth. Barbara Lee was running unopposed on the June “Top Two” primary ballot. We ran a write-in campaign and won. Now I am one of three Green candidates for Congress, on the California November ballot, going head-to-head against incumbent Democrats.Read more
Diane earned her undergrad degree in political science and philosophy from Kean University with her young daughter in tow at the on-campus daycare center. As an undergrad and single parent. She knew what it felt like to literally pinch pennies and other coins dug out of seat cushions to buy milk. Diane spent time on welfare lines. Then with some perseverance and a lot of loans, she graduated from CUNY Law with the specific purpose of serving those in need, those left behind without representation.Read more
Colin Souney is a long time Guilford resident and 1993 Guilford High School graduate who has worked in the area over two decades in a variety of vocations including Construction, Welding and Machining. Mr. Souney is well aware of what the working person today is tasked with on a daily basis. He is an advocate for sensible and equitable economic and tax reform, including legalization, regulation, and taxation of Marijuana to address Connecticut’s budget deficit. In his advocacy, he has appeared and spoken before the state legislature and often been quoted in the press.Read more
Cliff Willmeng, husband and father of two, is a registered nurse and a leader in the fight against oil and gas drilling in Colorado. With over 30 years of experience as a community organizer, union activist, and proponent of community rights, Cliff has devoted a lifetime to building grassroots power throughout the country.
Cliff began his activist work in high school fighting against racism in Chicago. This work connected him to efforts to end US wars in Central and South America and brought him to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Mexico in the 1990s.
Angel Torres is a native Arizonan, and has lived in South Phoenix/Laveen for the past 28 years. His father (deceased) was from Puerto Rico, and his mother is Mexican-American. He is the oldest of three siblings. All three children (Angel, Danny, and Cristina) attended Creighton Elementary School. Angel and his brother graduated from East High School (Go Longhorns!), while his sister graduated from Camelback High. All three of them, and their father, also graduated from Arizona State University (ASU).
Angel was the first in his family to graduate from college, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication from ASU in 1986.Read more
Robert Corriher is running for Congress in North Caroina to build independent power for working people - not the wealthy. Our campaign will bring together people from all over the state to fight for the needs of working families, and we will do it without corporate money. We know what we need to survive and neither of the two parties in Washington will get it done. We need universal healthcare, tuition-free higher education, higher wages, and NO MORE WAR ON DRUGS!
This is no time to waste supporting the 'Lesser Wall Street Evil": we must fight for our interests and not back down. I guarantee that this struggle will not end on November 6. Any donations received by this campaign will go directly to the fight on the ground. We do not have the bloated campaign bureaucracy or party bosses. We are running this campaign, and you can join us. Together, we can win!Read more