In her second interview with Joy this electoral season, Sarah Smith, candidate for Washington State District 9. Sarah talks about how voters can make sure they are still registered and why it is important to consider every candidate’s positions on protecting the rights of voters. She describes how while denigrating her supporters, her opponent is trying to position himself as a progressive and is even taking points from her platform. This is why she feels there is much potential for change if people realize they have the power.
Joy and Sarah discuss the slate of strong progressive candidates currently running, and the prospects for 2020. Holding politicians to account after the election is an important part of staying politically active and protecting the progressive agenda. Campaign finance is the most important issue.