From my very beginnings, politics have played a role in my life.
My Mom was a volunteer for Bobby Kennedy, she even got to shake his hand and wish him luck. My father worked for the Ohio State Legislature, the HEC Board, and was an adjunct Professor for Political Science at the Evergreen State College; one of his students is now a member of Congress.
So, I guess it’s not hard to see why I have spent the better part of my life engaged in political campaigns, initiatives and actions.
My real political work started with the YES on 120 campaign, which sought to preserve a woman’s right to choose in Washington State. We won!
Following that, I began doorbelling, making phone calls, sign waving and fundraising for a variety of political candidates, including Barack Obama. He won, twice!
I continue to be engaged, and I know that I am not alone when I say, marching, rallying, writing, protesting, learning, phone calling and educating have taken up the greater part of my last year.
I am an educator, an artist, a parent and a card-carrying member of the ACLU.