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Some political paths are forged through privilege, others biological kismet, and still more, unspeakable tragedy. But for women and women of color, the path to politics, especially that path right now, comes from the audacity to leap and a fierce conviction that they must.
Washington D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect pro-environment candidates, announced its endorsement of Desiree Tims for election to the U.S. House from Ohio’s 10th Congressional District.
“We need leaders like Desiree Tims in Congress fighting for the health and well-being of all Ohioans and communities across the nation,” said LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld. “She understands the importance of acting on the climate crisis and the disproportionate impacts felt by communities of color and we are proud to support her election.”
The first announced Democratic candidate seeking her party’s nod to run against U.S. Rep Mike Turner plans to publicly declare her candidacy today at Third Perk Coffeehouse in downtown Dayton. Desiree Tims, 31, says she is a daughter of Dayton who offers 10th District voters a new perspective and a fresh take.
Former Sen. Brown aide announces bid to challenge Rep. Turner
DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A local activist and former aide to U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced her 2020 campaign for Ohio’s 10 Congressional District, challenging Rep. Mike Turner. Desiree Tims announced her campaign Wednesday at the Third Perk Coffeehouse & Wine Bar in Dayton. Tims is a Dayton native and graduate of Dunbar High School. She then attended and graduated from Xavier University and Georgetown University Law.
Desiree Tims, a local activist from Dayton, Ohio, who formerly served as an aide to Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), on Wednesday will be launching a challenge for Rep. Michael Turner’s (R-Ohio) congressional seat. Tims’s campaign said she will announce her candidacy for the state’s 10th Congressional District at a morning press conference. The campaign will mark Tims’s first run for public office.
Recently released single “My Vote Don’t Count” by YelloPain breaks down the United States government and encourages people to vote because, as a matter of fact, our votes do count…The music video features YelloPain’s cousin, Desiree Tims, who is running for Congress for Ohio’s 10th District.
…Ohio rapper YelloPain is going viral… His message is further driven home with a powerful address from Desiree Tims, who is currently running for Congress for Ohio’s 10th District. “Every time you stay home, someone is making a decision about you. Making decisions about the air you breathe, the water you drink, the food your kids eat and how much money you bring home every two weeks,” Tims informs the classroom.
Think your vote doesn’t count? Dayton native ‘schools’ non-voters with video with more than 4 million views and counting
A Dayton-born rapper breaks down the three branches of government in a recently released music video that has received more than 4 million views on Facebook alone. …He said he did not understand it fully until his cousin, Desiree Tims, broke it down for him a few months ago. “Metaphorically, Desiree took me to school. She taught me what I should have learned in school, what they didn’t teach me,” he said. “I wanted to get people in my same position to vote.”
Kelly chats with Desiree Tims, Congressional Candidate in the Ohio 10th District. They discuss her work with Obama and Sherrod Brown, how she’ll win in the Ohio 10th, and the viral video she made with her cousin YelloPain.
Inspired by the idea of hope and change, Desiree served as a volunteer for the 2008 Obama campaign in Southwest Ohio. Desiree later worked in The White House and on Capitol Hill. It was during this time that she learned that real leadership is a sandwich made of family values, grit, and hard work.
“I’ve spent years trying to teach young folks about why they should vote, which has often been frustrating because many of them are getting strong messages that tell them why they shouldn’t be bothered. I’ve even dragged out the old Schoolhouse Rock video, “I’m Just a Bill” trying to explain how a bill becomes a law to young people who don’t seem to get civics in school”.
Get to know Desiree
Watch and listen as Desiree recalls an emotional memory of coming to age and realizing the inequality that had been part of her education. That experience left an indelible print on her memory, and would eventually lead her to this moment.
Desiree Tims will go to bat for her fellow Ohioans. She will work to make sure that regions like Dayton receive the federal resources and investments needed to help families recover after the tornadoes, quality jobs with great pay, access to health care that works, and schools that will prepare Ohioans for a modern workforce.
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