Tess works as a freelance writer by day, which pays enough of the bills to let her put on her activist cape at night. Before the 2016 election, she made sure to vote (even in midterm elections!), but kept mostly to herself, never getting involved in anything even remotely political. That all changed last November.
Now there isn’t a spare moment you won’t find her at a meeting, canvassing in her precinct, registering voters, planning an event, or researching issues and legislation. She cares deeply about the issues of equality for all, reproductive rights, separation of church and state, the environment, education, and comprehensive campaign finance reform.
Dedicated, dogged activism is hard for a lifelong introvert, but in the current political climate, speaking out is no longer a choice. It’s a moral imperative.
Email Tess at firstname.lastname@example.org