Hi Reddit, I’m Tim Canova. I’m challenging Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the Democratic primary for Florida’s 23rd Congressional district. AMA!
I’m a law professor and longtime political activist who decided to run against Congresswoman Schultz due to her strong support of the TPP and her unwillingness to listen to her constituents about our concerns. The TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) would have disastrous effects on our middle class while heavily benefitting the super-wealthy. There are many other ways that Congresswoman Schultz has failed her constituents, including her support of payday loan companies and her stance against medical marijuana. I am also a strong Bernie Sanders supporter, and not only have I endorsed him, I’m thrilled that he has endorsed me as well!
Our campaign has come a long way since I announced in January— we have raised over 2 million dollars, and like Bernie Sanders, it’s from small donors, not big corporations. Our average donation is just $17. Please help us raise more to defeat my opponent here.
The primary is August m30th, but early voting starts in just a few short weeks— so wem need as many volunteers around the country calling and doing voter ID. This let’s us use our local resources to canvass people face-to-face. Please help us out by going here.
Thank you for all your help and support so far! So now, feel free to ask me anything!
Edit: Thanks everyone so much for all your great questions. I'm sorry but I’ve got to go now. Running a campaign is a never-ending task, everyday there are new challenges and obstacles. Together we will win.
Please sign up for our reddit day of action to phone bank this Thursday: https://www.facebook.com/events/1684546861810979/?object_id=1684546861810979&event_action_source=48
Thank you again reddit.
In solidarity, Tim