The National Herald: Michelle Caruso-Cabrera Talks about Her Run for Congress

The National Herald sat down with Michelle Caruso-Cabrera to discuss her run for Congress in New York’s 14th District.

TNH: What inspired your run for office?
Michelle Caruso-Cabrera: I’m the daughter and granddaughter of immigrants. I believe in the American dream. Our Congressional District is one of the most diverse in the nation. We are African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, and a people of many other proud racial and ethnic backgrounds. We are predominantly working people. The working people of the Bronx and Queens are being robbed. When I talk to my hardworking neighbors, they tell me they want jobs. They want access to healthcare. They want a Congresswoman who will work with others to unite and lead us out of this pandemic.

TNH: Did you always want to go into politics?
MCC: Growing up, my immigrant grandparents instilled in me the values of helping others and that everyone deserves opportunities for a better quality of life. There was always a side of me that was interested in public service and helping the community and for many years journalism served that interest. I have been an active board member of Ballet Hispanico and I enjoy seeing how as an active member of the community we can make a difference.
I studied economics in college, and that dovetails with government. Many of the problems in economies, whether at the local level or across the country, go hand-in- hand with the challenges that elected leaders face. To have a stable and just society, you have to have a stable and just economy. Likewise, a failing economy creates societal challenges that governments must address. We are seeing this now in the context of COVID-19. I also saw this in 2010 when I was an investigative reporter assigned to the European financial crisis, reporting live from Athens, Rome, Frankfurt, Madrid, Brussels, Luxembourg, and Cyprus. I spent nearly five years covering Greece’s economic crisis spending an entire month there in the summer of 2015 when they almost abandoned the Euro.

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