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Meet the Candidate: Carina Miller (Oregon)

Candidate Name: Carina Miller

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What office are you running for?
Oregon Senate District 30

With which party are you running for office?
Democratic Party

Election Date
May 19, 2020

Why are you running for office? 
To bring a voice to rural Oregonians.

What is the biggest issue facing your community and how do you propose helping?
I think the biggest issue facing our community is division. We have a lot of people in our district who don’t vote, who don’t feel they have a voice. We must find the issues we agree on, but we must also talk about some of the things we don’t agree on because marginalized communities are being gaslit by society into thinking being dehumanized is something we must accept.

How do we fix the partisan divide in our country and start working together again?
By taking every opportunity to relationship build and not just sticking to traditional party lines and corporate, strategic political moves, but by recognizing the wide, diverse identities in the entire state. We must advocate for every person in this state and take the time to understand their reality and view points. We need to inspire people who don’t participate and engage as many humans as possible.

Who is your hero?
My Grandmother Faye, she was strong, wise and handled everything with such grace.

What are your hobbies?
Beading, painting and writing poems.

What is the most recent book you read?
The gift of Knowledge, Ttnuwit Atawish Nchi’inch’imami by Virginia R. Beavert, my sapsiquala

Do you have any kids/pets/talking houseplants?
I have a dog named Xalish, a cat named Chance and a human named Waluxpykee who is one year old.

How can our readers get involved in your campaign?
www.carinamiller.com

Candidate Social Media:
Website | Facebook

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