Hello, and Happy Election Day!
Today, I along with millions of Americans stood in line at the voting booth. And one year from today, we will have the opportunity to vote one of the most controversial, despicable congressmen, Steve King, out of office.
My mom, Leann Jacobsen, is one of the Democratic challengers in Iowa’s 4th District. A lot of people ask why she is running for office, and since I’ve had a behind-the-scenes perspective for the past 31 years, I wanted to share an in-depth interview with you. Today, it was published on Lenny Letter.
One of my favorite things she told me in the interview is this:
“Many people think that Northwest Iowa is ‘Steve King Country,’ and that he’s just inevitable and everyone in our corner of the state is just like him. The people I know don’t talk like him, they don’t think like him, and one of the hardest things is going to be removing the perception of inevitably. Because he is not inevitable. Voters are ready for someone who shows strength and leadership and compassion, and I’m ready to be that person.”
Our time for activism and leadership is now. Being frustrated with the policies and headlines coming out of D.C. is a timely call-to-action for us all to vote, support grassroots change, and recognize that politicians like Steve King are not “inevitable.”
Featured image via Lenny Letter by NYC illustrator Melissa Ling.