- Written by Natalie Jackson
By Natalie Jackson
We Didn't Win The Election But We Helped To Frame The Issues!
After January 6th, I knew that our country was at a precipice and that the hard-fought-for civil rights and freedoms that defined us, as Americas, were at stake. So, I filled out the paperwork to run for Congress on May 23, 2021, after finding out that Val Demings was leaving her seat to run for U.S. Senate.
I was the first candidate to file. I didn't know who else or if anyone else would be in the race, but I knew we needed politicians who understood that we were fighting for the soul of America…democracy, voting rights, and free and fair elections. When qualifying was over and all the candidates had filed, there were 10 Democrats and 8 Republicans in this race.