Forum Post: THOUGHT EXPERIMENT: Assume for a moment you are running for state office in 2014 & you view the world through Occupy lens. . .
Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 12, 2013, 1:41 a.m. EST by therising
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I find it very interesting to imagine what it would be like to be a candidate for the state legislature (say as an independent) in 2014.
How would a person who sees the world through the "occupy lens" translate that into a political platform / 5 point plan as a candidate for state representative?
Assume for a moment it's 2014 and MS. SMITH (who sees the world through the occupy lens) has decided, for whatever reason, to run for seat in state legislature. Assume it's a race in a state that's a dead heat for D's and R's and that it is a given that this person is going to run. What would MS. SMITH say to a surprised public that would be useful to Occupy and the citizens of that district, that state and the nation? (Assume MS. SMITH didn't care whether she won or lost).
And what would MS. SMITH do during a two year term as a state legislator if she actually somehow got elected and wanted to further the cause of Occupy and benefit all citizens. (Assume she had decided at the outset that she was only going for one term and would not need to worry about reelection).