[AMA] Hi Reddit, this is RI state rep Aaron Regunberg. I’m running for Lt. Governor against a Democratic incumbent who’s taken hundreds of thousands from Republican mega donors. I was the first and pretty much only elected official in the state to endorse Bernie ;) AMA!

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Hi Reddit, This is RI state rep Aaron Regunberg. AMA!

I first got involved in politics organizing in our public schools. I founded an organization called the Providence Student Union to support the voices of young people. Through PSU, students won some serious change including free bus passes, healthier school lunches, ethnic studies classes and less drill-kill high-stakes testing.

It was organizing with these students that taught me that big change is possible when voices from the community actually have a say in the political decisions that impact them. It inspired me to run for state representative at 24.

In the State House, I built a Rhode Island Progressive Caucus and led successful fight to win the first raise in the tipped minimum wage in 20 years, pass online voter registration, expand wind and solar energy, and guarantee paid sick days for 100,000 workers who never before had that security. Each year that I’ve been elected I’ve also introduced legislation to create a single payer universal healthcare system, carbon pricing, a $ 15 minimum wage, an assault weapons ban, and more.

I’m running for Lt. Governor to take our fight for progressive change to the next level. So! I’m really looking forward to talking more about our campaign, our platform, RI politics – as messy as they can often be – or anything else. AMA!

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Just say NO, to the status quo.

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With the recent push to support Democrats "not matter what", I feel that we're all being done a disservice. I feel that we're being used and that the DNC is trying to co-opt the progressive movement to make a power play.

The DNC could change their official platforms to be very progressive but they're seemingly unwilling to so. They want our donations and our votes but their leaders are routinely backing establishment candidates who support policies that have made many of our futures very bleak. And only when a progressive such as Alexandria or Bernie, forces themselves into the spotlight do they say "see we really do care, we have progressives in our ranks", when in really they do everything they can to stop those people from ever having any power.

*So it comes down to this: I quite simply will not vote for anyone trying to return to the status quo. *

The status quo sucked and was responsible for fucking over most of my generation. If democrats want my vote then they need to adopt progressive platforms. I don't want their bullshit republican-lite policies. I don't want to look at the world through their very crooked and narrow Overton window.

If they don't want to become a party of progressives then I'm fine with letting the GOP throw our country down the chute. Because the GOP's ridiculous antics seem to be the only way to get the boomers' attention. Only when comfortable retirements are at risk do the boomers seem to notice us millenials and gen-xers as a valuable voting bloc instead of just as a rent/loan/lease paying revenue stream. My generation doesn't have much left to lose and we might as well make an all or nothing stand.

So I'll say it again, my vote comes with a price. Give me the opportunity to make my life some semblance as comfortable as yours was. Make it so that healthcare, education and housing are rights, not luxuries. Make it so that I can have a future again.

If you don't offer me hope then I won't help you save your golden years. I don't want your pensions to ravaged and I don't want you to work into your 70s or 80s. But by returning to the status quo, you'll make that a reality for me too and I can't allow it to happen. No longer will I sacrifice my wellbeing for your comfort.

Dear supports of the status quo, please force the DNC to become a party of progressives. I want to support them but they'll have to earn it.

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Kansas Voting Highlights – Primary Registration Deadline: July 17, 2018

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Kansas Voting Highlights

Primary Registration Deadline: July 17, 2018

Primary: August 7, 2018 – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

General Election: November 6, 2018 – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Election Information: http://www.voteks.org

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