Troy of New York, NY on Economic Fairness

Troy of New York, NY writes:

I am an Army veteran and law school graduate (J.D.) from the University of St. Thomas School of Law, with a BA in Political Science from Minnesota State University Moorhead. In addition to military service and legal experience, I also have a background in political campaigns at the national, state, and local levels.

I got my start in politics campaigning in the 2008 Iowa Caucus for now-President Barack Obama. I also write screenplays, I’m currently writing a book, and serve as a writer | editor-in-chief of

I’m passionate about baseball, film, history, politics, good public policy, and progress. I was born and raised in Minnesota and currently live in New York City in the Harlem neighborhood with my wife and cat. I spend a considerable amount of time organizing in my community through the nonprofits Harlem R.B.I., Harlem Grown, and Harlem Run.

My relationship to basic economic fairness is deeply rooted in solidarity for all people and my concern that our economy is fundamentally, in the middle of a 2nd Gilded Age, with policy-makers unconcerned about this fact.

On top of fundamental economic inequality that is plaguing our country and people right now, and has for many decades, I’m also deeply concerned about US Foreign Policy pursuing a course of endless, bloody, expensive, and counter-productive wars that are fought and implemented by less than one percent of the population, with the rest of the population either powerless or unconcerned to stop it.

Finally, I am fundamentally concerned about going many steps backward in the areas of human rights (civil, voting, etc.).

I am different today because I have been liberated by the Democratic Party hitting rock bottom “electorally speaking.” I am going to advocate for exactly the world that I believe in for the rest of my life and I ask that you do the same, whatever that change may be — be the change you want to see in the world. Always. And do it without compromising any fundamental values.

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