Jacobin | by Indigo Olivoer
Jess Scarane is a thirty-five-year-old Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) member running for Senate in Delaware against Democratic incumbent Chris Coons. Scarane is running on a platform that includes Medicare for All, Housing for All, a Green New Deal, criminal justice reform, and strengthening the labor movement. She has been endorsed by Brand New Congress, the Working Families Party, 350 Action, the local Sunrise Movement hub, and Rep. John Kowalko (D-DE).
If elected, Scarane would be the first woman senator from Delaware and the first millennial in the Senate. Scarane spoke with writer Indigo Olivier about why she decided to run for office and what a just COVID-19 response should look like.