About Emily

I was fortunate to be raised by a politically active mother, who took me to my first protest at age five.

In 3rd grade, I led my first organizing effort: a petition drive to change the school dress code and allow girls to wear pants to school.

Flash forward 50 years, and I’m a national leader in the movement for secure and transparent elections.

Much has happened in that interval. I’ve worked on issues from election security to racism, from women’s rights to LGBT liberation, and from pesticide poisoning to stopping the construction of a nuclear power plant.

I’ve lobbied in Congress, been arrested for protesting on a military base, chaired my city government’s efforts to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and spoken to receptive audiences large and small.

My roles have included trainer, speaker, lobbyist, marcher, writer, database coordinator, webmaster, facilitator, banner painter, publicist, blogger, strategist, retreat leader, and more.

  • Emily with Cynthia McKinney

    with Green Party Presidential Candidate Cynthia McKinney

  • Emily with Dolores Huerta

    with Labor Leader Dolores Huerta

  • Emily with Daughters

    with my daughters

  • Emily Megaphone

    speaking at rally

  • Emily with Dennis Kucinich

    interviewing Rep. Dennis Kucinich