UK resident for 25 years (from California). I own a small business organised as a social enterprise. Throughout my adult life I have advocated on behalf of women and children and other underserved groups. I chaired a non-profit organization providing housing and support for refugees from conflict zones, acted as a court advocate for minors who had suffered abuse, and volunteered as a counsellor for AIDS Project LA. I phone bank for Democrats Abroad as I believe that in these times where seemingly we have little control over what happens in the world, we can exercise control by casting our vote. I’ve supported Bernie Sanders since 2016 and his platform of Medicare for all, free university education, and provision of a living wage. Living in Europe these are things that each one of us enjoys without question and must be secured in the US.