Maggie is the Washington State Organizer for MomsRising, working with Washington's 40,000 MomsRising members to advance policies at the local and state level that boost families and the economy. Maggie also serves as the President of the National Women's Political Caucus of Washington, the state's oldest organization dedicated to recruiting, training, and electing women to public office. She has focused her career on building up systems of change in governance, public policy, and leadership. Maggie previously worked at the Economic Opportunity Institute, a progressive policy action tank in Seattle, and at PRR, a national public involvement and facilitation firm.
Blog Post List
June 9, 2016
Next week, thousands of women from across the country will gather in Washington D.C. for the first-ever United State of Women Summit to celebrate how far we have come and rally support for the broad agenda we need to achieve true gender equality. Our Executive Director will even be a speaker at the Summit! MomsRising's Washington MomsForce couldn't be more excited to be there, and we want to bring your voices with us! Share your personal message for Congress (or pick one that we've written for you!) and we'll hand-deliver it to Washington representatives in Congress next week to show that...
June 8, 2016
Postpartum Progress’ Climb Out of the Darkness® is the world’s largest event dedicated to raising awareness of maternal mental health, removing stigma from postpartum depression, and building a strong community of support for mothers. Climb Out of the Darkness is held on or near the longest day of the year annually to help shine the most light on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. The event features mothers and others across the globe joining together to climb mountains and hike trails to represent their symbolic rise out of the darkness of maternal mental illness and into the light of...
June 1, 2016
Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray visited Tacoma, WA to meet with MomsRising member Betsy Kindblade, Tacoma Public Schools, Tacoma Public Utilities, the Washington Health Department, and other Tacoma parents to talk about the local and national crisis of lead in school and home drinking water. IMG_1500.JPG Tacoma parents are still grappling with the news that high levels of lead were found in several schools. In fact, at one elementary school, levels were as high as 2,330 parts per billion — that is more than 150 times the federal EPA's threshold for action, which is 15 ppb! Betsy, whose own...
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