Vote for Change: Mika for DNC

Mika4DNC

I am running to be a member of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). I hope I can gain your support. This is not an easy thing to do. You must get out there and talk to many people. That is exactly what I am doing. But I would like to continue to communicate through the web as well.

I would like to tell you a little bit about myself and my background. I have been a Democratic Party activist and organizer since 2010. I worked on a Mayoral campaign and on President Barack Obama’s campaign as an organizing fellow. Between that, I went to college at Iowa Western Community College and I volunteered with the Iowa Pride Network to fight homophobia and transphobia in our state’s schools.

In 2014, I was greatly involved in the Democratic Party by being a delegate to the District and State Conventions. I was also elected and served until October 2015 as Affirmative Action Chair for the Pottawattamie County Democrats. Recently, I volunteered for Senator Bernie Sanders and later worked for him as a field organizer.

Me in pre-op before my kidney transplant

I did not just get involved in the Democratic Party because I agreed with their politics. I became involved in the Democratic Party because I had to fight for myself. See I live with a very rare genetic disease called cystinosis. The disease causes the amino acid cystine to rise to toxic levels in my cells, which cause damage to all of my organs. Specifically, to my kidneys, eyes, thyroid, liver, muscles, bones, and brain. It is because of this that I know the importance of having health insurance and more importantly health care. It is because of this that I know we must elect Democrats. Thus, I am here and I am standing up for the change that I seek.

Furthermore, as a transgender woman, I have had to stand up and fight for my rights repeatedly. You know who was there with me? Democrats were, that’s who. I know that Democrats will have my back and I want to have their back. It is because of this that I want to continue giving back to the Party and the movement that has brought so many new Democrats into the Party by being a member of the DNC to create the change that we seek.

1479020_10201819868972906_734981903_nI know that if I am elected DNC member, I will fight for many of the changes brought to me by many of the Iowa delegates that I have spoken to. One of their major concerns is the vast power of super-delegates with deciding who is the Democratic Party nominee. This is why I stand with the people and their voice calling for the reigning in of super-delegates power. I will work as DNC member to make super-delegates’ votes proportional.

Moving forward, there are several ways to help my campaign. You can make calls with me at Drips on Friday 9th at 4pm, email and share with your friends that you support me, and make a grassroots donation.

I am looking forward to working with you. Let’s create the change that we seek.

RSPV here to make calls: https://www.facebook.com/events/1729138394033324/

Click here to make a grassroots donation: https://www.gofundme.com/mika4dnc

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