IamA Normal Citizen Running for Congress. It has been a wild ride. Just as dirty, shady and nasty as "House of Cards". But it's also awesome.
Hi! I am Dan Rolle.
Running for Congress in District Four (Las Vegas)
Here is both my proof, and a really good video of how some dirty politics tried to shut us out of the Democratic Convention.
https://imgur.com/a/O1VhJ - Trying to keep up! EDIT Trying to keep up I will answer!
Obligatory Act Blue, because many would like to donate. (I waited to post - you asked!!!!)
EDIT Lots of questions about my comment on the rights of workers to run for office. I won't comment on my company policy but I can say I absolutely felt that I was going to get fired for running for office. I voluntarily asked permission, and that took over one month. I finally had enough and by the time it reached that point the wheels had been turning for my Congressional race. I decided that I would rather stand for my belief than worry about my job. I don't want special protection, or leave (though many companies do this). I don't want a guaranteed job if I lose my seat. I just don't believe you should be afraid to run for office in your free time because you could get fired. I absolutely felt that way. In many states this is legal, and it does happen.
You should not have to worry about serving your community. You shouldn't have to ask for permission to run for office. Holding office is a different story.
*Ok that is a wrap** Thank you so much! That was a blast! One last example of corruption in politics before I go:
This is an email to state delegates in Nevada. Basically, you sign up to be a delegate, get super excited and then the party sends you an email with an invite and you "pay" for your ticket. You do not have to pay to vote and trickery like this is why people hate politics. Pay to play is terrible, people are tired of it.
Also...Lots of debate on this in the thread but I stand firm. You should not be afraid to lose your job if you want to run for office on your own time. I will fight like hell to make that a nation law.
Trust me, a thousand "small voices" sound really loud together. Thank you all again.