It was great seeing old friends and photographing new ones at a candidates forum in the park. One of my favorite ways to help contribute to the Blue Wave is by using my decades of experience in journalism to effect positive change. Here are some of my favorite snaps from the event.

U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens tells the enthusiastic crowd she’ll do everything she can to protect a woman’s right to choose.

U.S. Rep. Andy Levin’s first agenda items were supporting Medicare for All and The Green New Deal, my top two issues!

U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens’s M11 has been redistricted; she now faces fellow U.S. Rep. Andy Levin in the primaries.

U.S. Rep. Andy Levin has been redistricted; he now faces fellow U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens in the primaries for M11.

Aisha Farooqi, right, is running for Michigan House District 57.

Sharon MacDonell, center, is running for Michigan House District 56.

Amanda Shelton — running for Oakland County Circuit Court — takes a selfie with Hirak Chanda, Chair of Troy Democratic Club.

Michigan House Rep. Padma Kuppa is running for Michigan State Senate to represent District 9.

Hirak Chanda proudly wears his Troy Dems shirt.