Thursday, December 19, 2013

My trip to the Oval Office and (short) media blitz

Note: This is long and verbose on purpose. I don't keep a journal, so my blog often serves as one.

Yesterday, I had the incredible honor of being invited to the Oval Office to speak with President Obama and the First Lady about my efforts to spread the word about healthcare reform. I'd found out just the night before around 5 p.m. that I would be going and was on a plane 12 hours later.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

‘Fat’ is the new ‘Nazi’

That’s it. I’m calling you out liberals, feminists, and progressives. As one of your own, I see a big problem, and I won’t sit back quietly while you go out there and ruin our reputation much like the Tea Party has done to the GOP.

I’m talking about hypocrisy... big fat... flaming... hypocrisy. Like when Teapublicans who call for small government legislate uteruses... or when thrice married GOP leaders tout family values.

When people in the progressive movement target someone because of their weight, it is hypocrisy, plain and simple.
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On a recent episode of Bill Maher, he and his panel sat around talking about whether Chris Christie’s weight should affect whether or not someone should vote for him. Anyone who knows me, knows that I am not likely to be a strong defender of any Republican, but this question made me physically cringe. Here’s why:

Friday, January 4, 2013

“Parent Warrior Brigade” for Toxic Chemicals Reform

Kids at Parent Warrior BrigadeOn January 3rd, I met with MomsRising members in Wilmington, NC for a “Parent Warrior Brigade” for toxic chemicals reform. We were joined by Jerry Ensminger, fellow “Parent Warrior” and former Marine drill sergeant, whose daughter died from leukemia after exposure to toxic chemicals in the water at Camp Lejeune. He shared some words of inspiration for us:

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