AMA on r/cryptocurrency is LIVE 8PM ET! I’m Morgan Harper US Senate Candidate for Ohio. Ask Me Anything about my curiosity in crypto. I see potential for crypto to reverse the development of energy transferring from locations like Ohio to locations like Silicon Valley by creating financial freedom for center America.

I’m Morgan Harper, candidate for the United States Senate for Ohio. I’m a shopper safety lawyer and neighborhood organizer from Columbus. My politics is fairly straight ahead: I combat company energy to create financial freedom for everybody. To show that, I don’t take company PAC cash. My curiosity in crypto began again in 2011 as a Senior Advisor on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (based by Elizabeth Warren) when pioneers within the business the place presenting the expertise to us. I didn't take critically then however I've began to actually discover its potential to create financial energy for individuals in locations like Ohio.

I just lately posted two threads on crypto you may see right here:


My full bio is beneath.

I used to be born at The Ohio State University Hospital to a youngster who couldn’t elevate me. I lived in a foster house simply north of Columbus earlier than being adopted and raised by a Columbus Public Schools trainer who had immigrated to Ohio from Trinidad. My mom, a single-mom, raised me and my brother whereas going via a bitter divorce that at all times had us on edge emotionally and financially. But my mom had a secure union job and so no matter vitality she had left, she poured it into my schooling. I received scholarships to attend Columbus Academy and graduated from Tufts, Princeton and Stanford Law School. I then went to work in Washington underneath the Obama Administration and have become a Senior Advisor on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. While I used to be there I went after large banks that had been ripping off working individuals. We sued firms like Wells Fargo for opening faux financial institution accounts of their clients’ names.

In 2020 I ran for U.S.Congress and though we didn’t win (fuck Covid), we used the grassroots momentum to launch Columbus Stand Up! a neighborhood group that mobilized volunteers throughout Central Ohio to go door-to-door to distribute 30K masks and drive tons of of weak individuals to their vaccine appointments.

While we did nice work there one factor continued to stay with me. We know what it might take to guard communities from falling behind. We don’t have an concepts drawback. We don’t have a coverage drawback. We have a politician drawback.

Only two democrats have received statewide in Ohio within the final twenty years on the federal degree, Barack Obama (2x) and Sherrod Brown. Only strategy to win Ohio is to end up 15% of the Black vote. That received’t occur operating a Terry McAuliffe sort Democrat in Ohio. That’s why I’m operating – to win and put the ability of our individuals on the middle of our authorities.

Looking ahead to the dialogue.

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