Dori: State congressional candidate Parson says she endorses squatting for housing equity
May 25, 2022, 6:43 AM
(Credit Rebecca Parson via Twitter)
From living out of her van to running for Washington state’s 6th U.S. District Congressional race: Rebecca Parson is determined.
On Tuesday’s Dori Monson Show, Parson – a member of the Democratic Socialists of America – told his listeners about her back story and why she is running for the second time since 2020 against incumbent Derek Kilmer (D). Her goal: to represent Clallam, Kitsap, Jefferson, and Grays Harbor counties, and part of Mason and Pierce counties – which includes most of Tacoma – in Washington, DC.
A 2015 East Coast transplant with a master’s degree in poetry, Parson told Dori’s listeners she was a successful small marketing and copywriting business owner until COVID. The pandemic forced her out of her home and into living out of her van, she said.
While Dori agrees with Parson about the belief that “government and corporations want to control us” – the two went toe-to-toe on other major platforms in her campaign advertising.
Parson’s campaign Twitter account shows she’s opposed to a $15 minimum wage. She wants $30 for starters.
And her campaign ad shows Parson grabbing bolt cutters from her vehicle to cut through a fence around a bank-foreclosed home right before she occupies it.
In the ad, Parson encourages others to do the same on bank-foreclosed homes. In fact, she was the spokesperson for a Tacoma House Now group doing just that at a Fife motel in late 2021 and early 2022.
But what about the U.S. Constitution’s 5th Amendment protecting property rights? Dori asked.
“You want to be a member of Congress and you’re telling people to destroy other people’s property,” he challenged.
“We’re looking to build things up, not tear things down,” Parson responded.
Hear Dori’s entire interview with Washington’s 6th District congressional candidate Rebecca Parson here:
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