I'm bursting with pride about my friend Tierra Jolly's run for School Board in Washington D.C.
She is proof that if you believe in yourself and your convictions long enough and hard enough, you can do the things that you have always said you are going to do.
If you are reading this and you live in Washington D.C., I implore you to find a way to get involved. Tweet at your friends to follow Tierra. Go through your couch cushions and give all extraneous Hamiltons and Jacksons to her campaign. Campaigns are expensive (which is a bogus discussion for another day).
Not sure if you reside/hang out in Ward 8. Here's a Map. Chances are you maybe know someone who crossed the river for a reasonable rent. Tell that person to vote in their special election to help create some change.
There is nothing off the table in terms of helping with this election. Knock on doors, put up posters, wear a Jolly button to the Nats game. Its rare to know someone who has the opportunity to do great things on such a public and valuable platform. I'm thrilled to support Tierra how I can, and I hope that those slightly geographically closer and financially more well-endowed will do the same.