Where I Stand on the Issues

Candidates are advised to not share their personal views until the more popular opinion is clear, but that is not who I am, nor does it reflect how I value transparency. These are my views formed over a lifetime of activism and listening to people in many communities.

I believe in listening, learning, and growing. Because I feel strongly that policy matters more than platitudes, over the next few months I will be releasing more details for my four core issues of Environment, Education, Healthcare, and Immigration.

For now, however, see “My Views on Other Issues” below.

Please contact our campaign at campaign@Mulcahy2020.com or in person during our listening sessions if you have any questions or would like my views on any issue not covered here.

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Why I am Running

I had no intention of running.  When I was first asked if I would,  my first thought was, “Thank you, very flattered, but I am far too busy”. But two events compelled me to consider public service.  First, the 2019 IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) reported that earth just passed 415ppm of atmospheric CO2 (we need to be at 350ppm).

As if that were not enough, the IPBES ( Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) then released a report. Comprised of 15,000 studies from 132 countries,  which shows that, because of humans, over one million species of plants and animals are at risk of extinction.

Meanwhile the current administration would rather hide the reality and are actively rolling back good environmental policy.

The final catalyst for my decision was Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg’s speech to the European Parliament this past April in which she implored the world to vote for those who can not yet vote, for by the time they will be old enough to vote, it will likely be too late to stop the climate crisis.

I am not a single-issue candidate by any means but as you can see from how many of my issues concern climate, climate itself is not a single issue. My wife and I are blessed with twin two- year-olds. They are of the generation that is too young to vote now, but will be left with the consequences of our inaction.

Ten years from now, when they ask us if we did everything we could to help, we want to be able to say to our children, “Yes, yes we did.”

I am running to give a vote to those who can not yet vote, and a voice for all.