Sioux City, Iowa
Texas Tech University
Public Relations / Political Science
I've been privileged to be in positions that allow me to advance one of my core beliefs – that all Americans deserve a government and marketplace works for them, not the other way around.
I've worked to ensure that We the People are the United States Government by helping elect my high school classmate to our local school board, connecting with voters in five different states, interning in the U.S. Senate, and as the communications director of the largest federal employee labor union.
When we forget that we are the United States government, we segregate ourselves into political tribes and/or decide that politics isn't suitable for polite conversation, thus giving away our democracy to whoever is willing to take it. Right now, our democracy is up for grabs.
My values have been shaped by my place – in Iowa, Texas, and the District of Columbia. They have been shaped by my faith – in God, Christ, Presbyterianism, and Methodism. And my values have been shaped by my love for the people I've met. I don't think I'm liberal or conservative, just an American that loves my country and the people within it. I refuse to be forced to choose an ideology or litmus tested into a category.
As Angela Davis says, 'freedom is a constant struggle' and right now the struggle is very real. Our democracy requires constant vigilance and is a choice that must be made every day.
Too many have abdicated their choice to the powerful - whether that power begins with wealth, political division, white supremacy, class, or a combination of all of the above.
This website is a hub of all my efforts to help spark a Third Reconstruction that results in a New American Nation (#R3NAN). It's the responsibility of every American to ensure our United States advances toward its ideals of life, liberty, and equality through a government of, by, and for the people.
And we will only be able to do it together.
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My dispatches about life here and abroad. Topics may vary.
The secondary hub of all my activities (plus live video).
My life, faith, patriotism, love, food, and other interests in pictures.
A list of all my credentials after high school and through today.