It's Time For A New Perspective!
After the presidential election, my family, friends and a whole bunch of my neighbors, started having some serious conversations about how it was time for something different to happen in our country.
We talked about empowering others to become more involved in the political process. We discussed how our community needed to evolve to become more inclusive for everyone. We agreed that we were not seated at the table of our government and that we simply do not need more Millionaires or Career Politicians running to represent us.
So what do we need...
We need authentic, working-class and middle-class people to run for and win seats all across the nation to shape the public policy that affects us all… Our vast perspectives are important and need to be heard.
- We need people who believe in creating a 21st century economy, which is built on the foundation of a living wage, affordable housing, and financial investments in rebuilding our infrastructure and transit systems.
- We need champions for public education who will create pathways to success from Pre-K to debt free higher education.
- We need people who will stand for fair and equal justice, and who will advocate for the expansion of Social Security, Medicare and comprehensive healthcare for all – since it is a right not a privilege.
- We, the people, must protect our values, preserve our environment and fulfill our obligations to our military members who stand and stood on guard for us.
I'm just a School of Business Senior Academic Advisor, who grew up in this district, live and work in the district and who currently serves as a City of Miami Park & Recreation Board member; Miami Police Citizen-On-Patrol; Co-Founder of the Allapattah Neighborhood Association; and as a Mentor to our youth.
I am not the manufactured candidate that normally get’s recruited to run for public office."
However, I can tell you first-hand as a Bahamian African-American, becoming Bilingual, Millennial, Democrat – there’s definitely a path to victory here and our candidacy for Congress will be history making but I need your help.
I wake up every day aspiring to inspire others to believe in their dreams and their goals and I am running to become the next Congressman for the 27th Congressional District.
A New Perspective,
Michael A. Hepburn, M.S.Ed.