The next person you need to know about? The democratic candidate for Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District, Angie Craig.
“I’m running for Congress because I believe everyone who works hard and plays by the rules should have the opportunity to succeed. As your congresswoman, I will work hard every day to champion commonsense solutions that will grow our economy,” said Craig.
Craig’s list of priorities, like Snow, aren’t overtly focused on LGBTQ issues. She’s stated that her main focuses, if elected, will be:
Growing our Economy and Creating Jobs
High Quality Public Education and Affordable College
Caring for Our Veterans
Protecting Minnesota’s Seniors
Investing in our Infrastructure
Prioritizing Public Health
Protecting the Environment & Slowing the Pace of Climate Change
For a detailed breakdown of Craig’s plans to enforce these goals, see http://www.angiecraig.com/issues.
In 2014, the number of openly gay Republicans running for the House was three. This 2016, that number has doubled. Add the number of Democratic, openly LGBTQ candidates running for office, at least 20, and it’s safe to say that progress is being made.
As Martin Luther King Jr. said, ““If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” And onwards and upwards we are going. Let us celebrate the candidates that are members of our LGBTQ community, and look optimistic to a future where a candidate is not bucketed by their sexual orientation or gender or race, but by the passion of their beliefs and the strength and benefits of their policies.