I’m Sarah Smith, and I’m running for Congress with Brand New Congress & Justice Democrats in Washington. AMA! (9AM PST Start)

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Hi Reddit! My name is Sarah Smith and I am running for Congress in Washington’s 9th District. The 9th is part of Seattle, Bellevue, and most of South King County, and a hair of Tacoma. I am running with Brand New Congress and am a Justice Democrat here in Washington fighting for Medicare for All, getting big money out of politics, and debt-free education. You might've heard of us as we're the group who helped Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unseat long term incumbent Joe Crowley in New York's 14th District.

I’m challenging a 21-year establishment Democrat and formerly self-described moderate Adam Smith. The 9th is a district filled with working-class people who are facing rising rent costs, increasing commute times, and has one of the largest voting blocs of millennial-aged voters of anywhere in the country. I personally live in Kent where we have a large makeup of people from all over the world.

I'm running because I believe that we have a chance to actually change the political landscape for the first time in my life. I was (and am) a staunch Bernie supporter, even if he and I disagree on some things. I've been engaged in activism throughout my life but the thing that makes me most excited is being able to represent people like me. People who've had to work full-time through school, have had to face and experience houselessness, and have experienced trying to make ends-meet in a post-recession America.

I have a deep commitment to progressivism and I think it’s time we replace longtime lukewarm incumbents with candidates who will bring fire to D.C.

I love video games, I ride a motorcycle, my dog has narcolepsy, and I’m ready for your questions, /r/SandersForPresident, so Ask Me Anything!

Want to join our community? Stop by /r/BrandNewCongress and /r/JusticeDemocrats.

Can you donate? That’s awesome! r/http://votesarahsmith.com/donate

Can you volunteer? Come help out! http://votesarahsmith.com/volunteer

Wondering what my website is? Find it here! www.votesarahsmith.com

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We'll start this at 9 AM PST so hang tight and I'm looking forward to answering your questions!

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Hi, I’m Kaniela Ing, a Democratic Socialist State Legislator running for Congress in Hawaii on one of America’s most progressive platforms. Just like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), we are standing up to the entire corporate Democratic machine. Election is 8/11, and I need your help. AMA!

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Hi all,

Here is a video from a recent debate of what I'm about–https://secure.actblue.com/donate/truthwithaloha

Can you chip-in to our campaign? https://secure.actblue.com/donate/truthwithaloha

My Twitter: https://twitter.com/KanielaIng

My story:

I fight for working families, because I come from one (my background: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/kaniela-ing-for-congress)

At 23, I ran for the State House against a corporate Democrat and a tea-party millionaire incumbent in what was then a Republican district. They outspent me 10-to-1, but I had the people on my side. We inspired small donations, organized volunteers, and I personally knocking on 15,000 doors. We stuck it to the corporate establishments of both parties by winning by over 26 percentage points.

During my six years in the legislature, we fought to pass marriage equality, raise the minimum wage, expand the world's largest marine monument, levy stricter gun control, regulate Super Pacs, increase taxes on billionaires and set the nation's first 100% renewable energy goal, and more.

Now I'm running on one of America's boldest progressive platforms, leading Democrats and Independents with a vision that will win our country back– http://kanielaing.com/bold-vision

Our campaign has broken the district record for individual small contributions, averaging under $ 30 per donation, but we're going to need a lot of help to compete with my corporate opponents.

I want us to get to know each other, and I’d like to earn your support. So please, ask me anything!

Website: http://www.kanielaing.com/

Donate: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/hi-progressive

TL;DR – Kaniela Ing is a Democratic Socialist/Justice Democrat running for Congress in Hawaii and needs your help to fight corporate power in America.

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