r/politics 6h ago

Free Chat Friday Thread

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It's finally Friday! That means it's time to sit back, eat cupcakes that you made when you were drunk, argue about the best flavor of cupcakes (carrot, prob), and talk about whatever your heart desires**.

** As always remember to follow our civility rules and save any meta commentary for our modmail. Additionally, please keep chat non-political - we want to keep these threads light and off-topic.


r/politics 5h ago

AMA-Finished I am Illinois State Representative Nabeela Syed! Ask Me Anything!

242 Upvotes

I am a 23-year-old woman who flipped a Republican-held district and was elected to the Illinois General Assembly to represent the 51st District. I've been busy setting up our brand-new district office and meeting legislative deadlines as the session takes off in full force. Ask me how I got here, ask me how you can do it too, and ask me about my plans for this legislative session. Ask me anything!

PROOF: https://i.redd.it/dvybonte5iea1.jpg


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