Canada Member-at-Large / Toronto Chapter Member-at-Large Peel Region
I am active with leading the new Progressive Caucus for Canada, and serve on the DA Board for the Toronto Chapter as the representative for Peel Region, where I have organized voter registration, debate watches, and tax seminars. I believe in an economy that is fair to the middle and working class, protects the planet, and provides healthcare for everyone. I also believe in funding progressive changes through bold tax reform so the wealthy pay their fair share.
I am also interesting in promoting expat testimonials about progressive policies in our adopted countries, such as universal healthcare, multiculturalism, lower college tuitions, reasonable policies for Bay Street, and less big money influence on politics.
For over 20 years, I have worked as a fundraiser, developing experience in communications, media relations, direct marketing, volunteer management, gift solicitation, strategic planning, organizational development, and events. I am comfortable on TV and radio.
With training in diversity, inclusion, conflict resolution, management, anti-racism and anti-oppression, I was a strategist, spokesperson and canvasser in a highly contentious local community advocacy effort for an underserved and socio-economically diverse neighborhood.
I vote in Connecticut, along with my young adult children. A resident of Oakville, Ontario, I grew up in rural Massachusetts and have family with independent orchards. We live simply and enjoy camping, visiting family, playing music, debating current issues, and attending protests. I also volunteer with the West End Jazz Series, and serve on the board of my local ratepayers association.