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Stefanie Smith

Stefanie Smith

IL13 Candidate

Democratic Party

Questions & Answers

Answers printed as provided by the candidate, Stefanie Smith.

1.) What is the importance of the US Congress to residents of Champaign County?

Local organizing around issues, creating & sharing resources, and mutual aid is far more important and will have a larger impact on the real lives in our district than any federal campaign, but there are many worthy things to be advocating for on the federal level such as single-payer healthcare, the Green New Deal, and the Homes Guarantee.

2.) Why are you qualified to be a member of the US Congress?

The Constitution requires that Members of the House be at least 25 years old, have been a U.S. citizen for at least seven years, and live in the state they represent (though not necessarily the same district).

3.) If elected, what is something you want to accomplish as a Member of Congress, and how long will it take?

I discuss the policies and issues I champion on my website and social media. These are unprecedented times with immense obstruction. Anyone seeking this position and predicting the future is either lying or full of hubris.

4.) Is there anything else you would like to say to an undecided voter?

Politics shouldn’t be a hobby of the wealthy, and working class lives should not be treated as collateral damage while the rich steer us towards global collapse.

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