I’m Morgan Harper. I’m 36 years old and I’m running to represent Ohio’s 3rd District in the US House of Representatives. AMA!
I am Morgan Harper, running for Congress for the third district of Ohio, covering much of the great city of Columbus. I do not accept any corporate PAC money, money from employees of Pay Day lenders or firearm manufacturers. I am un-bought and un-bossed.
I was born at The Ohio State University Hospital and spent the first nine months of my life in a foster home before being adopted and raised on the east side of Columbus by a Columbus Public Schools teacher. My mother, an immigrant from Trinidad, supported me and my brother while facing constant financial stress throughout our childhood. However, I count myself as one of the lucky ones. Despite my mother’s hard work, and my own, I know that I would not be where I am today without significant support from the Columbus community and programs such as the Ron Brown Scholar Program, which enabled me to attend and earn a BA from Tufts, an MA from Princeton, and a JD from Stanford.
I cut my teeth at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) protecting consumers against predatory lenders and more recently at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), which invests in systematically under-resourced communities.
I am running to represent the working people of Columbus, because 36 years ago, Central Ohio gave me—a newborn with an uncertain future—a chance to succeed.
My platform (in no particular order) includes:
Universal Child Care and Early Learning
A Federal Jobs Guarantee
Tuition-Free Public College
A Federal Minimum Living Wage
Medicare for All
Stable and affordable housing
The Green New Deal
You can catch more of my story and the policies that I stand for at my campaign website: morganharper.org
Follow our campaign on social media: @mh4oh
I am excited to be on Reddit to get the chance to speak with all of you about the future you want to see in Ohio and our country.
Ask me Anything.
Edit: grabbing food, but I’ll be back to answer more questions later!
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