The world stands at a critical juncture. After decades of privatization has made the rich even richer and our misguided worship of individualism has robbed us of the tools for collective action and healing, people have become rightfully disillusioned. Instead of ceding the future to the resurgent far-right, a renewed socialist movement has arisen to remind people of the power they hold when they’re united.
My current focus is twofold: challenging Silicon Valley libertarianism and pushing for inclusive urban areas which empower their residents. After decades of supporting automobility, people are feeling its drawbacks, and the tech giants’ plan to automate cars won’t deliver the promised benefits. What’s truly needed — and increasingly in high demand — is a mass expansion of public transit and cycling infrastructure, paired with streets designed for people and an end to suburban expansion.
There’s a lot of anger in the world right now — and rightfully so — but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. That anger can be channeled into positive action to create a society that works for the many, not the few. That’s the project I’m interested in, and one I hope you’ll join me in moving forward.