Additional Information on Jodie Evans

* Notwithstanding her support for, and collaboration with, Barack Obama, Evans eventually became disappointed in the president. In a 2011 interview with The Progressive, she recounted:

“In 2007, when Obama started to run, I wanted to support a black man for President, I wanted to support an anti-war activist for President. I thought it would be amazing while we were at war with Iraq and Afghanistan to have someone leading the country who said he was against war.

“By the general election, he had started talking about Afghanistan as ‘the good war,’ and I had pulled back. As a matter of fact, when I did go to events (because my husband continued to support him), I confronted him and said, ‘There is no such thing as a good war.’ I took the opportunity to really get under his skin and make him uncomfortable….

“And we watched the anti-war movement slowly just evaporate with Obama coming in and putting everyone to sleep. The betrayal was so shocking for people…. There is no leadership there. And you saw it early on. He compromises before he’s at the table.”

* Over the years, Evans has donated money to the political campaigns of many Democrats including Alan Grayson, Donna Edwards, Barack Obama, Barbara Boxer, John Edwards, Al Franken, Dennis Kucinich, Russell Feingold, Bill Richardson, Jim McGovern, Bernie Sanders, Tammy Baldwin, Mark Udall, Elizabeth Warren, Barbara Lee, Norman Solomon, Jerry Brown, Ralph Nader, John Kerry, and Hilda Solis.

 

 

 

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