You want someone who can handle controversy when you lobby anything that is unpopular. And lobbying for the people, not the corporate interests, is about as controversial as it gets. David and Goliath, baby!
I've gone up against Big Pharma...and won.
I've been the punching bag for and against the Church of Scientology. It doesn't get any more controversial than that.
I've done crisis consulting, picketing, grassroots campaigns, written and passed legislation at the State level, been in front of and behind the cameras, been the news, made the news, reported the news.
I write. Editorials, magazine articles, white papers, speeches.
I produce. Large-scale events, briefings, media, vigils, benefits, concerts.
I raise funds. For campaigns, for not-for-profits, for events, for volunteer efforts, for disaster relief.
I speak. I am an award-winning New York stage actress. Been on Broadway, off-Broadway and way-off-Broadway.
Graduated from New York University.
Worked as the Executive Director of a Human Rights group.
Been a lobbyist for not-for profit, for-profit, police and fire, pension funds, Juvenile Justice Issues, Foster Care issues, Education policy.
I live in Boulder, Colorado, where the folks support corporate responsibility, personal responsibility, lifestyles of health and sustainability. People come here to live. There are hippies and entrepreneurs. Enough money to support the artists. There is community in every sense of the word.
I am for exporting this mindset.