So aside from the times, I saw you in New Orleans because I came back and campaign and that was fun. I saw you in Iowa, where else did you and I hang out? Or what else did you campaign during during that time? Well,
I mean, I even Thing to about our times. You know, it wasn't the first time that we met. When we met here in New Orleans, we met previously through to, you know, essentially like the origins of the economic security project. And you know I remember too that when we were sitting at like the it was called the cash conference and, you know, spend some time to spend some time together there, you know, sit and watch and stuff, and talking about, you know, making it making it happen, whereas like, you know, some other people were there talking. Thing about these smaller steps and things. It's like, no. We just gotta do this. I
remember that, too. I remember sitting there with you and there were a couple of other people with us. That know, I'm still good friends with it was a fantastic launching pad and one of the things that happen for me. So, deciding to run for president, first exploring running for president because I thought, well, if someone else is going to do this and make this case better than me than, you know, I'm happy. Not do it. But then going around being like, hey, you know what's going to do this? I don't like everyone was like, no looking around, I guess it's me and so you were pumped about it. And Andy stern was pumped about it. We should challenge was pumped about it, sir, campy, and Tina was probably about like their daring people were just like yeah, and a bunch of us were sitting together at that cash conference, remember. And
I remember, To like, along the way, like there was a big moment it was just like such a long process. Like you said it was like 2017, we started running and, you know, the elections 2020, it's like this such a long ramp up and I remember watching your Joe Rogan appearance, you know, as it happened and you know, and I like a texted you afterwards the like right after I watched it be like the old this is this is going to be like a big, big thing. Like that was like an incredible appearance and some people Watching it. Like this is new like that was going to be a moment and I sure enough like that was a really big shift in your entire campaign and, and I would say the uvi movement as a whole. Yeah,
it was, that had a historic feel as February, 20, 19, and the campaign did take off after that, we're after that, I'd get recognized on the street regularly, my wife Evelyn started, joking that we can't take you anywhere because it would It would end up descending into, you know, selfies and one eye, which is cool. I mean, I enjoy that stuff but it was dragged for Evelyn because we just take us forever to get anywhere. So that was February. 2019 and then the debates or through the summer. Really did that summer to is enormous and then we wind up campaigning in Iowa in the winter of 2020 and then the campaign ends and then covid hits. And so at that point we started Humanity You're now an advisor to and we converted to cash relief and advocacy and lobbying.
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