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Ursula Rozum on the Campbell Conversations

Running in her first race for public office, Ursula Rozum is the Green Party candidate for Congress in New York's 24th district.  She's going up against the incumbent Republican Ann Marie Buerkle and Democratic challenger Dan Maffei.

In this conversation, she describes her "Green New Deal" platform, explains why she thinks that spending more public dollars could actually lower the nation's debt in the long run, and contends that only the Greens are offering real solutions to the environmental challenges facing the nation and the world.

In a race where she won't likely win, but could very well be the difference-maker in the final outcome, she also explains why progressive voters should not be afraid to vote for a third-party candidate.

Grant Reeher is Director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute and a professor of political science at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He is also creator, host and program director of “The Campbell Conversations” on WRVO, a weekly regional public affairs program featuring extended in-depth interviews with regional and national writers, politicians, activists, public officials, and business professionals.