I believe in Service ★ I believe in Representation ★ I believe in Arlington
A Humanitarian Campaign for Arlington and America
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I’ve dealt with crises my entire life.
After the September 11th attacks on America, I was the only member of my senior high school class who signed up to ship off to military bootcamp after graduation.
During the Great Recession, I made a career pivot and read investment books, leading to successful cybersecurity jobs and rewarding returns on a portfolio of stocks and bonds.
When my aging parents needed me, I bought a house and moved them in.
Throughout my military, business and civic careers, promotions were never handed to me. When leadership was missing and a task needed to be done, I stepped up and did it.
The time is now to step again; all of us. Since last week, my campaign has shifted from a political campaign to a humanitarian campaign. I cancelled our events and redirected efforts to community support.
We must ensure that all people are safe, housed, and fed during this coronavirus crisis, and that requires fast action at all levels: local, state, and federal.
At the local level, I am proud of the efforts underway to get persons tested for the coronavirus and to prevent home evictions as sources of income disappear.
At the state level, I am awaiting more action to safeguard public health, such as the closure of bars, restaurants, and non-essential gathering places.
At the federal level, I am looking for the immediate delivery of direct cash assistance to every American monthly until this crisis is over.
What can we do at the individual level? Let us have social solidarity in addition to social distancing.
As the initial school closures and event cancellations began to happen, there was much fear and confusion. I and many other residents saw a need to collect, centralize, and facilitate community information, requests, and support. Thus, the Arlington County Coronavirus Community Support Reference Sheet was created. Then, an online community was organized.
Over 2,000 Arlingtonians came together in just 24 hours to share information, connect with neighbors, and help each other out. A local television news reporter asked me about the community organizing. To sum up our true hearts, I said: “I think that in times of trouble and in times of crisis, love is what gets us through. And love means caring for each other and doing whatever it takes to be sure everyone’s taken care of.”
What is the future of my June 9, 2020 primary election: who knows? I meant it when I chose my campaign themes of Change, Action, and Unity. For now let’s save, serve, and love our neighbors. Send me an email to get involved or for more information. Join me in the current humanitarian campaign at hand.
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VOTE ON JUNE 9 , 2020
CHANDA CHOUN ★ DEMOCRAT FOR ARLINGTON COUNTY BOARD
CHANDA CHOUN CURRENTLY SERVES PART-TIME IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY RESERVE. USE OF HIS MILITARY RANK, TITLES, OR PHOTOGRAPHS IN UNIFORM DO NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT BY THE ARMY OR THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.