To residents of the Pennsylvania 106:
My main focus is on advocacy, for civil rights and the protection of the environment. I have several years of legal experience working as the Assistant Hearings Administrator for the Commonwealth. I trained to become a poll watcher after watching the 2000 presidential election fiasco and have volunteered in every presidential election since.
In the fall of 2016, I become a trained legal observer for the National Lawyers Guild, where I witnessed white supremacist and anti-Muslim events. I observed protests in Washington, D.C. on Inauguration Day and during the Women’s March. Since that time, I have become a coordinator with the NLG, a leadership role I relish. I feel strongly about our freedoms as Americans and want to do what I can to protect them for everyone, especially the disenfranchised among us.
I am also passionate about animal rescue and welfare issues. I am the Chairwoman of the Gov. Pinchot Group of the Sierra Club, and have served on the Executive Committee since 2000. With the Sierra Club I initiated our group’s Adopt-a-Highway involvement and have led volunteers in cleaning up the airport connector in Middletown several times per year. I am also the co-lead for our Susquehanna River Cleanup.
I am a trained member of the Dauphin County Animal Response Team, setting up and manning temporary animal shelters for citizens who lost power during flooding events and assisting with the care of dogs that were raided from puppy mills. I am also a trained oil spill volunteer with Tri-State Bird Rehabilitation and Rescue in Delaware.
As the recipient of a healthy kidney/pancreas transplant in 2009, I have proudly represented Team Philadelphia in the US Transplant Games and Team USA in the World Games. The Games are Olympic-style events in which recipients and living donors compete for medals, raise awareness about the necessity and importance of organ donation and celebrate the success of transplantation. I compete in Track & Field and Volleyball and have won medals in discus, shot put and high jump. Winning a silver medal in discus at the World Games in South Africa was one of my proudest achievements.
If you are interested in helping us move Forward Together, please contact my campaign by clicking here.