Zen and Art of Campaigning from Your Room: A chat with state senate hopeful Jackie Fielder

By Julian Mark : missionlocal – excerpt

On a computer screen, if you squint just enough, Jackie Fielder’s comforter looks like it’s covered in the white roses that have come to represent the Democratic Socialists of America.

Fielder is, indeed, a 25-year-old Democratic Socialist running for state senate in the November election…

Fielder exceeded her own expectations in the March 3, 2020, open primary, where she took 33 percent of the vote in her bid for the District 11 state senate seat. Standing in a room full of volunteers at a bar on Mission Street on Election Night, she acknowledged her campaign is “a giant effort and a long shot.” But her mind still remained on one goal: “Absolutely, to win in November.”…

“We have what feels like a secret campaign now, because it’s all virtual,” she said. “But we’re ramping up phone banking.”…

The outbreak, says campaign director Roísín Isner, gives Fielder’s message an “intense urgency,” as “the issues that we had been campaigning on prior to the outbreak became much more significant.”… (more)

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