BNS 517: Why is this Military Veteran & Journeyman Electrician Running for Hayward City Council!? (w/ Michael Lema)

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On today’s episode of The Brian Nichols Show, I’m joined by Hayward City Council candidate Michael Lema, who is seeking to bring liberty based solutions to Alameda County!

“I decided to run because, in March of 2020, I got out of the Marine Corps after serving five and a half years. And I got back in mid-March, March 15, and I went to go work my first job as a normal person again.

And they laid me off right after my first day.

They’re like, “Hey, come back in two weeks, this whole COVID thing is serious. We’ll call you when it’s time to come back to work.”

Two weeks rolled around, I call them back like, “Hey, I’m ready to go back to work.”, and they say, “Like not yet, call us back in another two weeks.”

So I call them back again in two weeks. And they’re like, “You know what, we’ll just call you.” And so I was laid off for two months, and I couldn’t take it anymore. So I got a new job, which is my current job, now as the lead journeyman electrician for a crane company. And that was going great. I got sent off to the field, though, to a national laboratory, where I’m at.

And my boss had given me an envelope with a paper in it saying I’m allowed to drive. And I was really confused. Why he said, “Well, in my county and in my state there was a statewide curfew that you were not allowed to drive after 6 pm.”

And that was the tipping point for me.”

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