Extraction State

Material for a possible think tank about rural needs in PA


“Pennsylvania is a resource colony for New York financial interests…”  Michael Pollock of March on Harrisburg until I find a bettter source.

Recent Posts

Theda Skocpol, Lara Putnam Articles about #Indivisible groups

In the summer of 2018, Harvard sociologist Theda Skocpol and her graduate students studied the grassroots resistance that grew up in response to Trump. The HUB for Progress was one of the groups studied. She has published several pieces about this data. Lara Putnam, a...

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Hyper local ads

An article about how a super PAC is trying to create hyper local ads to help Dems in rural, local elections.From Impact 2020. " Already, officials with the group said they have raised $21 million for the effort while deploying staffers to three of presidential...

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Rural Organizing.Org

I met Matt Hildreth, the founder, at the 2019 Netroots conference in Philadelphia. Later, I heard him discuss his group’s work around framing in it’s “Conversation Guide” group when it’s founder, Matt Hildreth came on a group call of the Indivisible Rural...

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Current Public Service


  • All are Welcome in Lewisburg, 2018
    Founder of this coalition to steer a nondiscrimination ordinance through the local borough council in 2018.


  • Member, Pennsylvania Together, 2018 -
  • Member, Equality PA, 2018 -
  • Member, Lewisburg Neighborhoods Corporation, 2018 -
  • Stakeholder, Trailblazers PAC 2019 -


  • Councilmember, Lewisburg Borough Council, 2018 -
  • Alternate Commissioner, Buffalo Valley Regional Police Authority, 2018 -
  • Commissioner, Shade Tree Commission, 2018 -