IAmA Public high school educator and the first AAPI Candidate for the Alabama State House. AMA!
My name is Quang Do and I am the first Asian-American immigrant running for the Alabama State House. I'm also the first public high school educator (I teach 12th Grade AP Gov and Politics) to run in nearly 25 years.
Our platform is simple: Educate, Reform, Empower.
If we want to be genuine about fixing our education system we have to reform what's happening outside the classroom to empower our families to fix what's happening inside of it.
You can take a kid from an inner city school and move him to the suburbs but nothing changes if that single parent still has to work 60-80 hours a week and can't support their kids education, nothing changes if that parent gets sick and the kid has to pick up extra shifts at work to help pay the bills because their jobs don't provide health insurance, nothing changes if the car breaks down and there is not a public transit system to help get the kids to school.
Our primary opponent has received over $300,000 (for a state legislative seat!!!) From corporations and super-pacs. We have made a committment to not accept a dollar from any special interest groups and stand by that committment. But we need your help!
Please feel free to share with anyone who might be interested in our fight to #DoBetterFor55 and Alabama.
Here is an interview with a local political podcast https://youtu.be/KNpQmU7bbxw for a more in depth look of our platform.
You can view our campaign fundraising page at www.crowdpac.com/c/quangdofordistrict55
I look forward to hearing from you and answering your questions!
Edit: some great questions so far! I'm teaching right now but keep asking and I will respond later on in the day. Please consider donating at www.crowdpac.com/c/quangdofordistrict55 to help us fight to #DoBetterFor55 and Alabama.