Produced by Ben Marino and Gregory Bobillot. Filmed by Ben Marino and Donell Newkirk. Edited by G.Bobillot.
I called every local elected official, and I said, what's the plan? I want to do something. How do I get involved?
Or there needs to be a change in the narrative of our country.
I want to be a part of the rebirth of the United States.
I mean, I've always been involved in politics. After the election I needed to get more involved. I needed to do something more. We had all of these problems in our country before Donald Trump was elected. He is not the reason that we're in the situation today. But he did motivate me to run, to get more involved. And I called our local Democratic party. I called every local elected official, and I said what's the plan? I want to do something. How do I get involved?
Here's more information about our campaign.
Running a campaign is a 24/7 job. You are all in. It is a full-time family sport. My entire family campaigns with me. My husband campaigns with me, my mother. Both my mother and my husband help with the children, and we brought somebody on. She comes in three and 1/2 hours a day, five days a week. And she is critical to our campaign.
And in the two weeks since the ruling passed, there have already been people running, both men and women across the country, who are running at the state legislative level. And they're putting in the same request to their state election commissions to be able to use their campaign funds on childcare. .
A lot of our representatives, city councilmen, our police jurors, all those type of offices, are currently held by males. Very few females. And I can do this. I'm not stupid. I have multiple degrees. And I handled 13-year-old boys, kept them in line. So I'm pretty sure I could handle what's going on in Baton Rouge. If our presidency and our federal government fail, that means that the United States fails. And I don't want to see that. So yeah, I want to be a part of the rebirth of the United States.
There needs to be a change in the narrative of our country, the dynamics. There are some hard discussions that need to be had or talked about, some things that will continue to make people feel uncomfortable, such as women's rights, gender inequality, the wage gap between different races or whatnot.
I think I have just as good a shot as anyone on to win that district. The only thing now is that there will be an incumbent, and he's a pretty seasoned professional. So you know, we'll just have to see. It's all about strategy.