My name is Katherine and I’m an Outlaw Dirty Money volunteer. I’d love to take this chance to share with all of you my story and why this movement means so much to me and my community. If you’d like to join me and volunteer, click the button below:
Why do I volunteer for ODM?
Because it is the most important thing I can do for Arizona right now.
My focus for the past 10 years has been community and my neighbors. If you surveyed the neighbors in my neighborhood, you would find a complete range of cultures and political views. I respect everyone. I hope they know that I care about and respect each one of them. If they need me, I’m there for them.
Have I always been involved in politics?
I used to be a geologist. But I’ve always had a passion for our democratic process. I think I inherited it from my parents. As an immigrant, my dad was always proud to be an American, to have fought in World War II, and he flew an American flag outside his house every day of his adult life. My mom was equally proud of being an American (she was an active member of DAR and Colonial Dames) and she worked in the polling places every election.
Why do I care so much?
I am appalled at how much money we waste on political advertising in the USA. I think Citizens United has hurt the United States and Outlaw Dirty Money is the only thing I can do right now to show through my actions my dislike of it. No matter what the Supreme Court says, corporations are not people. Corporations have an unquenchable thirst for money at any expense. They are amoral. I believe the government should be here to help make the playing field fair. ODM will at least improve the transparency in American politics: a step in the right direction.
What’s my hope for the future?
After passing Outlaw Dirty Money, my next hope is that all citizens will register to vote, educate themselves, and then vote. When more people vote, the politicians will start listening to us.
Thinking about volunteering for ODM?
It’s easy and fun. There is a range of tasks needing to be done. You can work outside, at home on your phone, or in the office. You can talk to people or sit in front of a computer. You can work during the week, evenings, or weekends. And you have the satisfaction of being a part of something that will really make Arizona a better state. It is a bipartisan issue. People of all political persuasions are in agreement that it is a good step to take.
I can’t wait to work with you,
Outlaw Dirty Money