I don't know Mandela Barnes. I have yet to have an interaction with him, however, I can tell you first of all, I had a cadre of Wisconsinites, people who are part of the protest movement, recomend every one of these guys to me. I then researched them to make sure they meet my exacting standards. Let me tell you, Mandela Barnes exceeded my expectations.
Mandela Barnes, is a candidate who really cares about his community. Although he went to Alabama to get his degree, he returned home because his community needed him.
Now he is armed with the knowlege of what Assembly District 11 needs and will return the government to its people. Because the corporate oligarchy wants to own Wisconsin.
But I digress...
A representative should not be an idealogue, nor should they be a corporate shill. They should represent the people they were elected by. Whether you are a Republican or a Democrat, they represent you. I know that Mandela Barnes will represent you.
Because he is you.
But not in that creepy "I am not a witch" kinda way. Because he comes from your community and he knows the needs of the poeple.
July 14th was my birthday. And I want to not ask for happy birthdays, although I will accept them happily, but I ask you for help. As some of you may know, I have never been to Wisconsin. We need to fix this, I would like to see Wisconsin and spend several days at a workshop run by one of my favorite artists, Steve Rude.
I don't have the money to do this on my own, but with your help we can get me to Wisconsin. As one who is making an investment in my art, you can receive some art. Check out the video below and click on the link to donate and help me get to Wisconsin.