I am a fighter. I like to fight. I like to stand up for what’s right, and fight alongside the poor, the disenfranchised, and the dispossessed. Our political system has forgotten how do this. Regular people have been willfully ignored and beaten down by the powerful, from all sides of the political spectrum. Our politics caters to the rich and the privileged, at the expense of everyone else. Almost every election feels like a choice between lesser evlls, and we are instructed to hold our nose and vote for people who make public service a self-aggrandizing career, and who have no intention of fighting for what’s right.

Ya basta.

The People’s Defense Initiative (PDI) exists to do what our political parties won’t do – bring together grassroots, progressive elements across our community, and help them peacefully seize political power and create a government that is truly of the people, by the people, and for the people. PDI does not believe politics should be a career. PDI does not believe elected offices should be doled out to the next person in line, who is loyal to a party above all else. PDI believes that occupying public office is a privilege, not a right, and that our elected officials should serve the best interests of the community first, foremost, and always. PDI believes we cannot tolerate the status quo any longer. It is the status quo that has poisoned our environment, militarized our society, normalized racism and poverty, and disenfranchised our citizenry. The time has come to protect our communities and our liberty by taking back political power, and putting in where it belongs – in the hands of the people.