Elizabeth Moro
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Elizabeth Moro

Democrat

https://elizabethmoro.com/

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What is one life experience you have that voters should know about?

I ran for U.S. Congress in 2017-2018 and authored a book, The Civil Graces Project, based on that experience.

What sets you apart from other candidates?

While I spent much of my career as a real estate broker, helping people find their way home, my passion has always been serving my community. Growing up in a huge family, I believe there's room for everyone at the table, and when we need to, we build a bigger table. After graduating from Western Michigan with degrees in political science, women's studies, and public policy, I had the privilege of a lifetime to research the meaning of freedom of spirit at the Fetzer Institute. This opportunity changed my life trajectory and put me on a path to find the hidden wholeness that exists. During my campaign for Congress, that understanding played a significant role in the interactions with people I met. As the owner of a local cafe and market, I speak to my guests every day about what they see happening in the world, and the vote is consistent…we need leaders who care about people, not their own interests.

How do you plan to work across ideological lines to achieve shared goals?

After my Congressional race, I was disheartened by what was happening to our nation and the political process. There has to be a way to redefine the common ground, which is why I wrote my book--to begin that dialogue. Despite being at odds with one another, we need to remember our interconnectedness. All the signs are there. The key is to listen, seek to understand, and dialogue. Some things that are core to our democracy and rights are non-negotiable, and one must have wisdom to know how to navigate those times.

What would be your top three policy priorities in office?

Defending our Reproductive Freedom, Protecting our Environment, Strengthening Health Care and Mental Health Care.

The Committee of Seventy has partnered with the Carter Center to promote the Candidate Principles for Trusted Elections (www.principledcandidates.org) to improve the voting process, encourage honest leadership, and promote civic engagement. Do you support the Candidate Principles? 

Yes.