I recently traveled to Omaha to talk to a group about my new book, Letter to Lucy: A Manifesto of Creative Redemption—In the Age of Trump, Fascism and Lies, and to screen a documentary made about me called Let Me Be Frank: The Traitorous Turnabout of an Evangelical Heir Apparent. While I was in town, I was able to continue my Road Trip to Take Back the House in 2018 and had the great honor to sit and talk with a candidate for Congress in Nebraska’s 2nd District who I think you will really love: Kara Eastman.
Kara is a trained social worker who runs Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance (OKHA), a non-profit dedicated to securing healthy home environments for kids and their families. Kara is a political outsider with real leadership experience who knows how to create policy, prepare and stick to a budget, and always puts people first. In addition to OKHA, Kara also led Extra Hands for ALS, whose mission is to fund research for Lou Gehrig’s disease. Kara cares about the environment and is often referred to as a “climate hawk” by her supporters.
Kara is incredibly passionate about her work and here’s something that blew me away when I spoke with her; when I asked her why she was running, she told me plain and simple, “I am running because I am desperate–not desperate for a job, but desperate for our country–and in particular for our kids…I want to make a difference.” Kara wants to create an environment where people can be themselves and thrive. She wants to create the America that she tells her daughter about; where people care for one another, value innovation and diversity, and you can become what you want to be.
Discover my new book Letter to Lucy: A Manifesto of Creative Redemption—In the Age of Trump, Fascism and Lies, a multi-touch book about art, love and parenting, from the fall of the Byzantine Empire to the prophetic music of Green Day and everything in between. Read the first chapter for free on your kindle fire or iOS device. Available now on iBooks and Amazon.
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