My name is Monica DePaul, and I want to challenge the stranglehold of Republican "good ol' boys" on Southern politics. I am a writer, an educator and a transgender woman who's willing to be as blunt as possible to get a point across. Here are some rather blunt statements:

  • Healthcare should be a guaranteed right, not a privilege exclusively for the rich.
  • College and other forms of advanced education should be affordable.
  • All levels of public education should be properly funded.
  • "Trickle-down" is a lie, so billionaires and corporations should pay their fair share of taxes.
  • An honest day of work deserves a fair and livable wage.
  • Climate change is real and caused by humans, so special treatment to fossil fuel companies who poison air and water must end.
  • Social Security pays for itself and should be expanded, not cut.
  • Americans should not be discriminated against based on race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or religion.
  • Being black is not a crime, for-profit prisons are a ridiculous concept, and over-policing must end.
  • Nazis are bad.
  • Domestic abusers and terrorists both foreign and domestic should not be able to buy guns.
  • Building a wall along the Mexican border is a waste of time and money.
  • Billionaires shouldn't control the government.

Intrigued yet? If so, you might be wondering more about me. I received two bachelor's degrees in English and Philosophy and a Master's in English from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. I then taught there as an adjunct English professor for over five years, during which my students paid exorbitant fees to take my classes, whereas I was only paid $2,250 per semester-long course, with no benefits. Yes, that's right, and this was for a job that required a master's degree and was scheduled in a way that made having a full-time job at the same time impossible. I could barely afford to pay my student loans, let alone get my PhD, which wouldn't have even guaranteed better employment. Meanwhile, administrators and coaches made six figures each year. I couldn't stand idly by as students went into debt for the rest of their lives yet barely even paid for their education.

I've never been given a reason to trust those at the very top.  Here's another blunt truth: The rich are not job creators, and most of them inherited their wealth, Donald Trump included; they didn't work hard for it. Yet, how is a single parent working three jobs for minimum wage supposed to pull up their bootstraps, save up for a better education, and live the "American dream" if they can't even pay for rent or food?

Long story short, Republican arguments make no sense, and I'm itching to grade some papers. That's why I'm taking my no-nonsense attitude to Congress where I can award crappy laws with failing grades. I refuse to be bought out and want nothing more than to teach this corrupt government what everyday Americans need.  That's why I need your help to make this campaign happen.

Sincerely,

Monica P. DePaul


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    “She has a good cause and the conviction to make sure that she does what she says. She will work to help those in need.”

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    “Universal Healthcare is provided to the citizens of nearly every country in the developed world. Why should the United States be lacking even affordable healthcare? Vote for Monica.”

January 24, 2018

$800 and Counting!

Good news, everyone!

We officially have enough money to create a campaign introduction video! I am currently in talks with a local filmmaker who specializes in creating content for progressive causes. The plan is for it to humorously tackle issues facing everyday Americans, using the signature Monica DePaul comedic style. It will be posted both here on Crowdpac and on YouTube with a link from my main campaign website.

Thanks everyone for your support! I'm honestly humbled by the outpouring of positivity I've seen. Let's keep going strong!

Sincerely,

Monica DePaul

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    “She is awesome!”

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    “I endorse Monica DePaul because she speaks for the beliefs I hold. Because she will treat the job of public office as it was meant to be treated by representing all constituents which include the most vulnerable. Mostly because I trust her. If you trust me, know that she is the best chance we have right now of getting things on track to repair our broken system.”

  • endorsed

    “Monica Depaul is a new and ethical voice compared to our current standing government. She is articulate and well understood. For these reasons she has my endorsement.”

  • endorsed

    “It's time for a definitive change and she fits that description. She will create change!”

  • endorsed

    “She cares, what more is there to say?”

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    “I believe Monica will represent all the people living within her district, her state, and her country to the best of her abilities, regardless of daily political charged statements of others.”

  • endorsed

    “Monica is full of integrity and grit. I firmly believe she's going to do great things when she is elected into Congress. I support her 100%.”

  • endorsed

    “She’s an absolutely in tune person with the people and a vanguard for people facing discrimination.”

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    “She has a good cause and the conviction to make sure that she does what she says. She will work to help those in need.”

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    “Universal Healthcare is provided to the citizens of nearly every country in the developed world. Why should the United States be lacking even affordable healthcare? Vote for Monica.”

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    “Monica is a fantastic author and excellent college professor. I believe she has the temperament and integrity desperately needed in the US today. I have known Monica for 10 years; she has always persisted and stood up for the underclass and underpaid. Monica's platform deserves to be heard and thought through critically by any person with an interest in shaping the political climate.”

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