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Sep 15, 2022

In this week's episode, host and NewDEAL Leader Ryan Coonerty talks with Massachusetts representative Andy Vargas and discusses his time in politics while working tirelessly to pass legislation that addresses the needs of his constituents. From passing and implementing the Universal School Meals program to pursuing affordable housing projects and addressing the high cost of living in Massachusetts, Andy always prioritizes the issues that will make a difference in constituents' lives. Our conversation discusses his Dominican heritage, why he decided to go into politics and unpacked the challenges and opportunities of being one of the first Latino voices in an elected body. We also discuss social media's role in politics and why in-person and authentic interaction is so important. Listen now for a conversation that will give you hope for the future of politics in America.