From Michigan to Maryland by way of Washington, DC, this progressive activist is still going strong.
One of my earliest memories is going door to door, collecting petition signatures with my mom. My own teenagers have been marching, tabling and clip-boarding since they were young. Our family descends from one of the signers of our Declaration of Independence. And my husband’s grandfather fought with Michael Collins for Irish independence. So yeah, we Murphys take our civic engagement seriously!
When I’m not working, you’ll often find me at community meetings, phone-banks and letter-writing parties, at the state capitol lobbying our elected officials, or at local rallies and community events. This news junkie stays on top of the issues.
Issues like climate action, social justice and health care have always been a top priority with the Murphy clan. In 2002, my father died at a young age because his preexisting conditions prevented him from getting the healthcare he needed. In 2010, I worked with Senator Mikulski (D-MD) as she helped to craft the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In 2016, the ACA literally saved this cancer survivor’s life, and protects survivors like me from discrimination. Every family has a story like ours – finding that common ground is vital in community building, communications and advocacy.
Take a look at my resume and if you hear of any opportunities for me to make a difference, please (!!) send the job description to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org! Informational interviews and introductions to decision-makers and hiring teams are always welcome!