I am privileged today to have Robert Skeels as a guest. Robert Skeels writes on issues of social justice. He’s a US Navy veteran and a proud member of Veterans for Peace. He’s an adherent of liberation theology and a member of the International Socialist Organization (ISO). His volunteer work includes 12-step programs, the church, and homeless advocacy. His articles and essays have been published in Counterpunch, Dissident Voices, the Los Angeles Daily News, and the Socialist Worker. Robert is currently a candidate for the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Trustees District 2. Welcome, Robert Skeels.
Robert: Thank you for having me.
Blase: You’re more than welcome. Why did you decide to run for the Los Angeles Unified School District?