It is often said that the candidate with the most money will ultimately win. Absent entertaining a discussion on a few outliers. The fact remains that without a hefty bank account the odds are stacked against you.
Enter your neighborhood immigrant…
As an immigrant, my story isn’t any different than the statistical majority. Again absent a few outliers, I’m your garden variety immigrant.
I’ll even agree that statistically speaking, taking some variables into consideration I am insignificant in the greater construct.
Which is why I decided to throw my hat in the ring…
When I began this journey, I did so with the goal of being known for my contributions to society and not my wealth – which I have none of.
Consequently, wealth what is it good for? In my twenty-plus-year career, I have had the pleasure to earn in the top echelon of earners for a particular industry.
This opportunity served only as a predicate for a myopic vision. A vision promulgated by the majority in our pursuit of happiness.
The dreaded three-monkey maxim most of us have come to know as, the “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” mantra.
This is akin to another mantra that plagues society; “no news is good news.”
So, what does this have to do with Money in Politics? Simple, while most of us ignore politics for a myriad of reasons.
The unintended consequences are, that our lives are ruled by. More importantly, bought and paid for by the very system enacted that made America great.
We used to be a country where issues, were predicated by morals and ethics in turn providing the American Dream for anyone with enough moxie willing to put in the work.
Unfortunately, I can say without a doubt that dream has become nothing but a pipe dream for the majority of the working class.
Money in politics is directly responsible for the systemic inequities “We the People” deal with daily.
And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.
When I set out to build my campaign, I wanted to make sure I developed a system that would allow a layperson the opportunity to affect change.
Therefore, most of my time has been devoted to what I believe to be the answer for eliminating the influence of Money in Politics.
Wherefore, after being denied by Act-Blue I decided to find a non-partisan campaign finance tool, that would embody the principle of transparency.
I wasn’t surprised one bit to see that such a platform did not exist, ergo OpenPolitical.com was borne.
For those of you that follow me, I am sure you are tired of hearing that I am closer than ever to launching the platform.
I’ll agree it has taken longer than expected, mostly because I’m a self-taught developer and had to learn everything along the way.
This has hindered progress, let alone my ability to raise funds for my campaign.
Nonetheless, I am closer than ever to the launch. More importantly with betas in line eagerly – above all – patiently waiting for the same.
As my time frees up, you will see more updates from me, so stay tuned, and thank you for your patience.