Op Ed: Jack Truman, Vegan Democratic Candidate, Missouri USA

In this, the first instalment of our brand new Opinion section which will feature the views and insights of leaders and figures from across plant-based and cell-based industries; Jack Truman, Democratic Candidate, Missouri 4th Congressional District, shares his thoughts about the changes which need to be made in society.

An animal rights activist and vegan for 22 years, Truman is a self-described liberal conservative who intends to bring positive change to Missouri’s 4th district, which he notes is located in the heart of cattle country.

The Times Need to Change, by Jack Truman

It’s time for a change.

Change is good. People should embrace change. This country is definitely changing. But from what I’ve seen, especially over these last few years, people are only willing to accept change if it fits what they want. That’s not good. It’s time to shake things up. It’s going to take non-politicians to go to Washington and represent the people to change things.

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I’ve been vegan for over 22 years. The most important thing is to live by example. One reason I’m running is as a protest vote against the current political system. A plant-based lifestyle is relevant to many of the issues going on in our country. 

Embracing a plant-based lifestyle not only helps our future generations but the health and wellness of all people. Along with health and nutrition, veganism has a direct link to climate change. Global warming is real. The science is there. The best way to save our planet is to embrace a plant-based lifestyle. Veganism can help save our lives and our planet’s life.

This is a primary reason I’m running for U.S. Congress in Missouri’s 4th Congressional District.

I’m not your regular politician. I have no political experience. I just want everyone to come together. That’s what it’s going to take to make this country great again. I define myself as a liberal conservative. Most people don’t know what that is. Growing up in a red district, a conservative area I call home, I have deep conservative roots. However, at the same time, I’m very liberal and open-minded.

Even though I have many conservative values from living in this district, my 35 years of experience in the entertainment industry has opened my mind to liberal values. This combination of both sides serves me well in representing our people.

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Another thing that has to change is money in politics. In our world, it’s all about money. Times are hard. Harder than ever. People need to keep their money and use it to help themselves and their families. This is one reason I’m basically running a self-funded campaign. I’m actually encouraging people not to donate if they can’t afford it. Who does that? There are so many politicians who don’t care about their people. They care about serving the ones who back them financially. This is how it’s been for years. This has to change.

Although I’m not related to President Harry Truman, I agree with what he said, “The Buck Stops Here”. It’s as simple as that.

Other major topics that need to be addressed include inflation and the economy, protecting women’s rights, gun control, climate change, immigration, protecting our senior citizens and honoring our military. It’s going to take everyone working together in Washington and putting partisan politics aside to figure out what we need to do.

The times need to change. And it begins with shaking up Washington with regular people who are not politicians.

About the Author: Jack Truman is the Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress in Missouri’s 4th Congressional District. A 35 year veteran in the entertainment industry, Truman is an award-winning filmmaker, author, speaker, veteran and educator. He is the Founder of the Holly Weird Film Festival in Los Angeles, California.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (818) 391-8297

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/trumanforcongress/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thatjacktruman

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