This is Where I Work (Almost)

This is the first morning of the Washington state legislature’s 2015 session; last week I started a new job as the Session Aide for Representative Ross Hunter. I don’t actually work in the capitol building, but am mere steps from it. Representative Hunter is chair of the Appropriations Committee, meaning he is in charge of writing the state budget, […]

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The Representative and Her Baby

I am proud to be a member of the Institute for a Democratic Future, a 6-month leadership training program for progressives in Washington state. There was an application process, an interview, and a tense week of waiting but then–I became a Fellow. This was the kickoff weekend, and I got to hear from inspiring speakers with enlivening […]

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Who represents me?

Every voter in my country has a list of people who are supposed to represent them. People who they can, if they need to, call upon for help with public problems. For efficiency, these elected officials divvy up responsibility for responding to problems by geography and numbers, with those elected by fewer people responsible for more […]

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Moved to Seattle, looking for work, the usual Millennial lifestyle

A few weeks ago I finished up my time at Polaris, where for 2 years I ran online communications. I got to do a lot of good work there–raised $250,000 in 6 weeks, ran campaigns that let tens of thousands of people demand action from their elected representatives, and taught a self-defense course for survivors of human trafficking. […]

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501(c)(me): The rise of personal fundraising

What would you do if this came across your dash: urulokid: i am so so bad at asking for money this is horrible i wasnt raised to do this basically okay here’s my current situation. our lease is up in june and we’re going to be moving out to a house closer to town somewhere […]

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