Lindy Li, 24, Aims to Bring New Ideas to US Congress

By Lindy Li, Candidate for US Congress
(in the 7th Congressional District of PA, Oct. 14, 2015)

Lack of income growth, the meteroic rise of education and health care costs, and discrimination in college admissions and in the workplace — Thomas Paine could very well have been describing our own era when he said that “these are the times that try men’s souls.”

Lindy Li talks to supporters in Acton, Mass. on Oct. 12, 2015 ( file photo).

But I firmly believe that Americans can rise to the challenge.

Refusing to wait on the sidelines for someone else to fix these issues, I’m not afraid to say the things that fossil politicians are too frightened to say … that we need meaningful gun control legislation and that we need to do something about the fact that there are only 3 Chinese-Americans among the 435-member Congress and none in the Senate. Chinese-Americans don’t vote enough, run for office enough, or support our candidates enough. Let’s change that today. Politics touches every aspect of our life. We can’t be passive about this anymore. Other minorities have already discovered the power of public policy when it comes to improving everyday lives.

American is still my city upon the hill, a land fertile with dreamers, thinkers, and doers. If you were to distill my campaign down to just a few words, it would be to keep the American promise alive, that if you work hard, you can not only get by but also get ahead. After all, only in our great nation can the granddaughter of farmers who were never able to go to school even fathom running for Congress. Let us make Congress the great legislative body it was designed to be.

In order to devote my life to these issues, I need you. With you by my side, anything is possible. Could you please spare $20 and share this historic journey with me? Please make a gift here:

Our victory will bring the brilliant dreams of your children so much closer to reality and elevate our entire Chinese-American community on the national stage. Please stand with me.