Culturally Jewish but nonreligious, Elinor Levin wants to represent voices that have been missing from Iowa politics for generations—or have never been included at all. After winning her primary with two-thirds of the vote, Levin shifted her focus to people who had been unlikely to vote at all. After “knocking middle voter” for months, she […]
Rep. Emily Kinkead sat down with OnlySky’s Sarah Levin to discuss prayer in the legislature, public financing of campaigns, making sure minority-owned businesses are prioritized when marijuana is legalized—and publicly embarrassing the bureaucracy when necessary on behalf of frustrated constituents.
Chenoa Summers was inspired to run for Arkansas’s 20th Senate District seat when extremists started attacking her local library and demanding book bans. I live in Craighead County, Arkansas, in Jonesborough. We have one of the best libraries in the state. And it has been attacked relentlessly over the last year by censors. And not […]
Republicans are one vote away from a bulletproof supermajority in the Wisconsin Senate. Jessica Katzenmeyer, a nonreligious candidate for Senate District 5, is running to prevent what she calls a ‘dark reality’ for her state. If elected, she will be the first transgender woman in the Wisconsin Senate.
Pennsylvania General Assembly candidate Meg Rosenfeld’s progressive platform—pro-choice, pro-education and arts, and passionate advocacy of equal access to health care—is rooted in her sometimes daunting life experience. The result has been a desire to help others remain free to make their own choices. “I wouldn’t force them into a situation where they no longer had […]
Over the past four years, Nebraska State Senator Megan Hunt has been one of the more sensible, progressive voices in her state legislature. The openly atheist lawmaker has called out conservative Christians who rejected comprehensive sex education and helped defeat an extreme abortion ban this past summer. While her non-theism has caught the attention of […]