House of Representatives, IL-9
Why Congress ?
I am a Millennial, a Progressive of the New Generation.
By observing the political process for many years, it is clear to me: our country has so much hatred and irrational partisanship, dividing the political process to a point of stagnation. Big money, big interests, ill-will, prejudices and ignorance dictate our policy.
This stagnates the older generations of politicians.
It seems they are destined to never break the partisan divide, unless we create a brand new Congress. Currently, we the millennials feel left out from Democratic and Republican policies. With the horrific shootings in schools, churches & synagogues where innocent human beings and kids are dying and nothing is being done about it. With tax cuts for the rich, which America did not need, and yet we have tremendous student loans where one may never pay it off. And no universal basic healthcare? With fear being imposed on us to worry about immigration and criminals, rather than addressing the real problems of inequality, racial justice, and climate change. Inequality is growing on an unprecedented scale, which means that more and more people cannot afford a normal life, living from paycheck to paycheck and putting themselves in more debt through high interest credit, a credit which they need to make ends meet.
Where is the pro-life in any of this?
We must level the playing field for fair and equal opportunity for all Americans to live up to our American creed of egalitarianism and keep our generations safe from real problems. We are done listening. We are getting big money out of politics. We are coming to action.
We can do better.
ANDREW T HELDUT
★ LAWYER ★ BLOCKCHAIN ACTIVIST ★ SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR ★
★ 26-YEAR-OLD MILLENNIAL★
Attorney Andrew T Heldut (Andrew Tarnasiewicz-Heldut) is an Associate Attorney at McGuire Law, P.C., a class action litigation law firm located in downtown Chicago with a focus on protecting the rights of American consumers nationwide and the rights of citizens to political and social freedom and equality. Andrew is licensed to practice law in Illinois. He obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois at Chicago's John Marshall Law School. He also holds a Joint Honors Degree in Economics and Politics from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland, United Kingdom.
During his university time in Scotland, Heldut founded a non-profit international venture called the Sustainable Village Initiative dealing with development and women empowerment issues in Ghana (sviafrica.org).
Andrew has also been involved in the blockchain arena since 2013. He has created a project named International Blockchain. Now the President of the Government Blockchain Association, Chicago Chapter, the GBA has been bringing business and political leaders, policy makers, and non-governmental organizations together with the aim of making government more efficient and transparent.
Andrew is Polish-American born in Chicago. His parents migrated from Poland to Chicago in the 1980s. Fluent in Polish, Andrew was the Vice-President of the Polish-American Law Association at his law school. In law school, Andrew joined the John Marshall Pro Bono Law Clinic which provides free legal services to those who cannot afford legal representation. Andrew handled vast amount of cases including civil rights, prisoner rights, post-conviction relief, expungements & sealing, fair housing issues, foreclosure defense, estates & trusts, and veteran cases.
Heldut is engaged in U.S. politics having interned for Senator Dick Durbin where he dealt directly with many Illinois constituents in regards to veteran and immigration issues. Andrew Heldut also interned for Hillary's Presidential political campaign in the fundraising and event office covering the Midwest and worked on other campaigns including that of Alderman Sophia King.
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