Campaigning As Governing

I was visiting with a brilliant and thoughtful friend of mine when she made a comment that startled me. She said that she thought good elected officials should not campaign much. I had begun, without discussing it with anyone, to think of campaigning as part of governing. Her comment reminded me how out-of-the-norm that approach is. […]

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5 Women to Watch in National Politics

I am a politically-involved young woman and I like to keep track of role-models who are women. There are men that I consider role-models, like Senator Cory Booker: I like collecting women to look-up to, both because they are more likely to have had some of the same experiences I have and because I get joy from spreading […]

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Curb Cuts, On and Offline

This past weekend as part of my weekend program for progressive leaders I went to a talk from some of the people who run public transportation in Portland. They spoke at the TriMet offices, which is the metropolitan transit authority for Portland and its surrounding communities. A friend and I showed up 20 minutes early because we were a […]

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