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Virtual Town Hall with Ihssane Leckey, Candidate for Congress (MA-4)
Thu April 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm EDT
Massachusetts Peace Action is proud to endorse Ihssane Leckey for Massachusetts’s fourth congressional district. We’ll be holding a Zoom Meeting to introduce Ihssane to our members and supporters, in and out of the fourth district, this Thursday April 23rd at 6 pm.
One of the central themes of Ihssane’s campaign is the necessity to remove the corrupting influence of big-corporate money from our political system. As a former regulator of Wall Street banks, Ihssane understands the intersection between unregulated corporate greed, pathological militarism, an inhumane health care system, environmental pollution and degradation, climate change, and more. Unlike many in Congress, Ihssane is not beholden to large corporate donors.
Ihssane came to the US as an immigrant. She is a survivor of sexual abuse and domestic violence. In fact, she was motivated to run for Congress after witnessing the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. In a Congress that is composed disportionately of wealthy, white, males, it is crucial that we elect public servants who have faced and understand the hardships of our people, while representing the diversity of our society. Ihssane’s platform is centered on fighting on behalf of the most vulnerable among us: women, children, the elderly, the ill, the working-class, immigrants, minorities and more. These same groups have long been neglected or taken for granted by both Democrats and Republicans, and these groups are often viciously attacked by the current Trump administration. Ihssane’s politics of inclusion not only provide a necessary counterbalance to the politics of xenophobia and division, her theory of compassionate politics provides us hope for a brighter tomorrow.