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Who loses when our government is dysfunctional? Not the special interests that benefit from the distraction. The American people suffer the most; from the furloughed federal employee during a government shutdown to the senior who can’t wait for a messy internal party fight to play out on the House floor before her representatives can do their job passing bills that help her afford life-saving medication. It doesn’t have to be this way. It’s time a trained community mediator joined the ranks of Congress.

Tekesha's Experience

Surviving many traumas on her own, Tekesha decided not to become a victim to conflict. Instead of retreating into herself, she charged into confrontation on behalf of her community head-first, serving for over a decade as a trained mediator in her hometown. Tekesha has placed herself in the middle of disputes involving police, landlords and tenants, neighbors, coworkers, individuals in prison, and more because she knows what it takes to heal wounds.

As Congresswoman, Tekesha's goals will include:

  • Playing a role in mediating our national divides and opening dialogue among representatives so that Congress can do its job.

  • Expanding programs for re-entry mediation that allow individuals preparing for release from prison to interface with family members and others so that they may heal wounds, address lingering conflicts, and prepare for the future.

  • Serving as an open, honest, accessible, and transparent representative for all constituents, not just those who voted for her.

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