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Desiree Tims, Running for Change in Ohio

September 9, 2020

On this episode, Nancy speaks with Desiree Tims, a young congressional candidate in Ohio’s 10th district. There are a lot of firsts when it comes to Desiree. This is her first time running for office, she is the first member of her family to graduate from a four year college, and if elected, she would be the first African American AND the first woman to represent this district. The southwest corner of Ohio in many ways presents a microcosm of the issues plaguing our country -- with skilled but unemployed or underemployed former steel workers, a crumbling infrastructure and residents still grieving from a mass shooting last year. Desiree talks about how she will address pressing issues in the district like income inequality and gun violence, why she entered politics and her advice for women thinking of running for office. They say that as goes Ohio’s 10th, so goes Ohio and as goes Ohio, so goes the nation, so this race matters to all of us, wherever we live. Between Desiree’s vision for change and her infectious laugh, this episode will surely make you smile and leave you hopeful about our future. To learn more about Desiree, go to her website and don’t miss the viral video she made with her cousin, rap artist YelloPain.


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