Joy gets to interview her most requested guest, Zak Ringelstein, a Maine public school teacher running for the U.S. Senate. Having had the opportunity to see political and corporate leaders through his work in education policy, Zak understands how little the citizens’ interests are represented at the highest levels of power. This will be the first election with ranked choice voting, which was implemented in Maine through activism and popular support, despite the obstructions of elected state officials.
Joy again chats with Brian Abrahamson, an independent candidate for the Minnesota State House, District 22A. Brian ran as a Democrat in the primary, but was yet another victim of suspicious activity, coming in second. This time Brian is running as an Independent. Not surprisingly, he again had pushback from the established parties, and Brian was shut out of debates with the other candidates.