ACTIVISM + ORGANIZING
I am an organizer with the national Sunrise Movement, where I facilitate phone banks and do a variety of other things. In the primary, I worked on Ed Markey's Senate re-election campaign, helping take him from 17 points down in the polls to a 10 point win. In the general election, I was the Texas phonebank lead, working primarily on the campaigns of Julie Oliver and Mike Siegel. I also led swing state phonebanks, including one with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Julian Castro. I spoke to 700+ people at the 2020 general election campaign launch and to another few thousand (including Mark Ruffalo) on an Instagram live. I encourage you to join Sunrise! Reach out to me if you need help getting involved.
Exeunt Magazine quoted me in their article about the movement for theaters to open their lobbies to protesters: "Gonzalez at first shared the letter mostly with former interns, but it spread quickly. Over 300 members of the tight-knit Public community, from artists, to interns, to front of house staff, signed within just a day. 'I spent my whole afternoon and evening just approving signatures,' she recalls. By Wednesday, June 3rd, the Public announced that it was opening its lobby, tweeting: 'NYC, we hear you.'"
JANE'S DUE PROCESS
I'm a volunteer for Jane's Due Process, an organization that helps young people in Texas navigate parental consent laws on abortion and birth control, where I answer the phone and text hotline. Donate to JDP!
I am listening to Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes and Deconstructed by Ryan Grim. I am reading Tio Bernie by Chuck Rocha. At some point, I will finish reading A People's History of the Supreme Court by Peter Irons and De Colores Means All of Us by Elizabeth Martínez. Democracy Now! is my main and beloved news source.