Friends, colleagues and partners in crime! I have news! As of early March, I joined the staff at Ohio Citizen Action as Special Advisor/ Organizing Director. Many of you know I have been on a two-year traveling and teaching sabbatical. Yes, yes, I did some fun consulting along the way -- but after more than 22 years of good trouble in DC, I was taking my time to figure out my next adventure. The journey brought me home to Cleveland.
It took a while for Lefty and me to settle into my little lake cottage on the shores of Lake Erie (bucket list -- come visit!), and I began investigating local opportunities. I started doing some part-time fundraising for Ohio Citizen Action in 2019 -- just to keep busy (ha!) -- and found my next adventure.
This milestone marks an important shift in my professional life, with a clear emphasis on state and local work. Ohio Citizen Action is the premier grassroots mobilizing and organizing team in the Midwest, with a 45-year track record of success on environmental and consumer issues, as well as government and corporate accountability efforts. I also work for Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund, the 501 c3 research and education affiliate of OCA.
Both organizations have been hit by the Coronavirus crisis. I'm doing this fundraiser to both celebrate my new gig and support these organizations in this uncertain time. Your tax-deductible gift of any amount would be much appreciated, and a great show of support as I start this next chapter. But wait! There's more!
For a contribution of $100 or more (to the first 25 paid pledges), I offer a personally signed copy of Secrets of Powerful Women. This is the book that turned the story of my "Great Grade School Bathroom Door Revolt" into the feminist legend heard round the nation! (okay, that's what mom calls it, but you know what I mean.) And a $500 donation gets you one of my (in)famous "How Washington Really Works" updates for you and your 24 besties via Zoom (yes, you can pool your donations -- contact me with your list). I know there are lots of demands for your charitable contributions these days, and time are tight for many of us, but if you are in a position to give, I'd consider it an honor.