DIVERSITY IN ACTION
Zoe takes issue with the lack of diversity in action in this country. She takes issue when police officers in Miami handcuff a black doctor outside of his home for merely putting medical supplies into his van. She takes issue when two men in Georgia remained free after the murder of a black jogger until the footage of the incident was released to the public. She takes issue with the president’s remarks against Latino-Americans, Asian-Americans, Jewish-Americans, and so on. The hate is happening in front of us every day while our leaders on the other side do or say nothing. The discrepancy in justice is clear each and every day. America was built on diversity. How hard can it be to put it into action? Zoe knows it can be done and she will fight for the diverse community she will lead.
When asked why she is so passionate about equality, Zoe quickly began recollecting the story by Isabel Wilkerson, The Warmth of the Other Suns. “You take this journey of the Great Migration through different eras in the book through the eyes of different African Americans from the South in their plight toward a better life in the North and the West,” Zoe recounts. “From the Jim Crow laws and beyond this book spoke to me of the inequalities suffered in their fight then and the current fight now.” The journey Zoe took through that book, along with a diversified upbringing, is what inspires her to put diversity into action and her agenda will reflect that.
Zoe stands with the LGBTQ community. Our current representative in Washington has remained steadfast in his plight against the LGBTQ community by giving them their rights the Constitution affords them. It all began with a NO vote in 1995 for the Domestic Partners Amendment to just last year when he voted no for the Equality Act. When the first openly gay candidate to run for President is a front-runner, it's time the GOP’s antiquated way of politics is put to rest. It’s time to give all Americans equal rights.
This should go without saying, but Zoe fully supports the ratification of the ERA. "A sign of a thriving diverse community is the protection of women's rights," said Zoe. "Frank Lucas voted no to pass a joint resolution that repeals the deadline to ratify the ERA. This is 2020! I would have voted yes."
That there is even a lack of diversity in action in current day America is maddening. Zoe and this campaign feel strongly that everyone is an intrinsic part of America. "Every person in America has the right to have their voices heard by their elected officials," said Zoe. "And have those voices matter equally." This campaign will promise to put diversity into action by allowing everyone on board Team Zoe.
Zoe will work for Americans of all faiths, races, genders, sexual orientation and creeds. The time for an equal America is upon us. But we must vote out the ones that vote to set us back. This country was founded on the belief that we are a melting pot. It is time Congress remembers that they work of, by and for the people. This diverse group with a common goal … the American dream.