Activism & Volunteering
I am a member of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America.
◘ I am a member of the Queer Socialist Committee which works on projects surrounding queer home/houselessness, found family, zine publications, rainbow capitalism, etc.
◘ I am a member of the Internal Organizing Committee which helps with new member orientation, internal communications and organization, and getting members connecting with tech tools.
◘ I was also elected as a Harassment Grievance Officer in late 2018, meaning I process grievances and personal issues and always work on programming relating to mediation, avoiding creating uncomfortable situations, healthy arguing, etc.
◘ I often provide childcare at general body and committee meetings and other events, both in the DSA and in other organizations in Pittsburgh (I have all the relevant PA clearances).
Ballots for Patients
I have volunteered for Ballots for Patients since its inception in 2017.
◘ I was a general volunteer in November 2017 at UPMC Magee and Shadyside. I connected registered voters who could not leave the hospital to get to the polls due to illness or pregnancy with emergency absentee ballots, sometimes helping patients fill out forms if they were incapacitated.
◘ I was the hospital lead for Presbyterian/Montefiore Hospital in November 2018, orienting and organizing volunteers and hospital staff for that site.
Legal Observer Program
I completed the trainings offered by the Pittsburgh chapter of the National Lawyer's Guild on legal observation.
◘ I attend political demonstrations to document interactions between demonstrators and law enforcement to ensure that civil rights are upheld.
◘ I and other legal observers wear neon green hats to denote our position.