Susan P

Susan P

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Tell us about yourself: who you are, where you're from, etc.

Small Business owner-now retired. Lived in many places around country but mainly Los Angeles. Graduate of UCLA , mother of 3 and now widowed. Originally I was a republican and believed in business and the great American dream, but in the 90's I saw Republicans let business and wall street get too greedy and grow their profits on the backs of employees either through lay-offs or low wages. I became a Democrat and loved Bill Clinton. Today I sit obsessing over tv news coverage because of Trump and being a retailer, I am a women of action and feel I must do something to make things change. I can not let the media (entertainment industry) control what is left of my life.

What does being a "Centrist" mean to you, and why did you get involved?

As I look at the issues facing our country, I can see both sides. I have friends who are liberal and friends who are conservative. I never get in a fight with them because I can talk down the middle, see the point of view of both and at the very least they listen and think. This is missing in government today due to extremism and lies.

What is a policy issue you are passionate about and why?

The extremes in our economy between wealthy and poor. Under more general terms it's the economy!

How do you think we can unite our country and fix our politics?

Get rid of Citizens United through legislation and limit campaign expenditures if not public financing of campaigns thus ending lobbying.

Anything else you'd like to add?

Donald Trump is very dangerous to our country and I fear this project may be too late. One can only hope our constitution and government institutions can stand up to this destructive and hateful attack on the USA.