Misty has worked for 20+ years in campaigns, organizing and advocacy because she believes we can only solve intersectional problems by working with all communities impacted by the decisions of those in power. Her previous experience includes work on political campaigns and in organizations including SEIU, AFL-CIO, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Rights and Resources Initiative, and currently, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
Q: Why Mothers Out Front?
A: Many years ago, when my son was in seven, after a lesson about Earth Day, he asked me, “Mom, do we recycle?” I said, “no” and he asked why not. I could not give a good reason because there was a recycling center in a nearby county, you needed a car to get there, but we had a car. From that point on, (my son is now 37), I’ve been a zealot about recycling. Now, though, the problems to address require more and greater action than recycling. We need to engage entire communities if we are to have impact. I believe MOF is doing this work in transformative and inclusive ways and I’m happy to be a part of ensuring success in this endeavor.
Q: Where’s your favorite place to be?
A: A lake in the mountains on a beautiful day.