About Arik Bjorn

Arik Bjorn lives in Columbia, South Carolina. He was the Democratic Party / Green Party fusion candidate for U.S. Congress in the 2nd Congressional District of South Carolina. Visit Arik’s campaign website, and check out his latest book, Waiting for Civilization. You can also follow his political activities on Twitter @Bjorn2RunSC and on Facebook. And be sure to check out more from Arik in his archives!

An Open Letter to the Democratic National Committee from 4 South Carolina Congressional Candidates

We call ourselves the South Carolina Blue Brothers. We are four 2016 South Carolina federal candidates who believe it is critical to share our experience working with the South Carolina Democratic Party (SCDP). We believe our experience will help inform your decision to elect a new DNC Chair. Our names are: Thomas Dixon, U.S. Senate […]

An Open Statement to South Carolina’s Nine Presidential Electors

Presented at the Democracy Spring and Electoral College Petition “Stop Trump / Defend Democracy” Event at the South Carolina State House on December 19, 2016 To the Esteemed Electoral College Members of the State of South Carolina: —South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Matt Moore —Brenda Bedenbaugh —Bill Conley —Moye Graham —Terry Hardesty —Glenn McCall —Jerry Rovner […]

There’s a Better Way: Infrastructure Investment Paves the Way for Prosperity

This time last year, the rain fell.  And fell.  And fell. The floodgates burst, and South Carolina found itself facing an historic 1,000-Year Flood catastrophe—and the consequences of a decade-plus of Infrastructure neglect under Congressman Joe Wilson. The world watched, as many parts of South Carolina’s Second Congressional District became flood-ravaged lakes following breaches to […]

There’s a Better Way: We Sing the Body Rainbow!

Editor’s Note:  Please consider making an ActBlue contribution to Arik Bjorn’s South Carolina Congressional campaign against Joe “You Lie” Wilson.  Even a small contribution can make an enormous difference for Bjorn’s progressive stand against one of the most notorious members of Congress. Remarks to the 27th Annual Famously Hot South Carolina Pride Our nation’s great poet once proclaimed: […]

I Don’t Want to Buy an Orange Shirt–But I Know I Must

Editor’s Note:  Please consider making an ActBlue contribution to Arik Bjorn’s South Carolina Congressional campaign against Joe “You Lie” Wilson.  Even a small contribution can make an enormous difference for Bjorn’s progressive stand against one of the most notorious members of Congress.   I don’t own an orange shirt.  But I know I need one. I don’t want […]

There’s a Better Way: Remarks to the South Carolina Democratic Party Executive Committee

Editor’s Note:  Please consider making an ActBlue contribution to Arik Bjorn’s South Carolina Congressional campaign against Joe “You Lie” Wilson.  Even a small contribution can make an enormous difference for Bjorn’s progressive stand against one of the most notorious members of Congress. Good evening.  My name is Arik Bjorn. I sense relief in the room.  “So that’s how […]

Fight Trump and Joe “You Lie!” Wilson While You Still Can

Editor’s Note:  Please consider making an ActBlue contribution to Arik Bjorn’s South Carolina Congressional campaign against Joe “You Lie” Wilson.  Even a small contribution can make an enormous difference for Bjorn’s progressive stand against one of the most notorious members of Congress. When South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Jaime Harrison spoke at this year’s historic […]

There’s a Better Way:  Remarks to the 2016 South Carolina Democratic Party Convention

Editor’s Note:  Please consider making an ActBlue contribution to Arik Bjorn’s South Carolina Congressional campaign  against Joe “You Lie” Wilson.  Even a small contribution can make an enormous difference for Bjorn’s progressive stand against one of the most notorious members of Congress. This is an expanded version of Arik Bjorn’s remarks delivered at the podium to the […]

Bernin’ the Midnight Oil on the Congress Campaign Trail

Editor’s Note:  Please consider making an ActBlue contribution to Arik Bjorn’s South Carolina Congressional campaign  against Joe “You Lie” Wilson.  Even a small contribution can make an enormous difference for Bjorn’s progressive stand against one of the most notorious members of Congress. Mom taps me on the shoulder and whispers, “Arik, you’ve fallen asleep at your […]

There’s a Better Way: The Nightmare of a Trump-Cruz-Wilson Regime

Editor’s Note:  Please consider making an ActBlue contribution to Arik Bjorn’s South Carolina Congressional campaign  against Joe “You Lie” Wilson.  Even a small contribution can make an enormous difference for Bjorn’s progressive stand against one of the most notorious members of Congress. November 9, 2016. Good morning!  You better sit down.  Here, have a bagel.  Need […]