AMHERST BULLETIN: Linda Spink cites Mindy Domb's empathy, coalition-building
I have been thinking a lot lately about whom I'll support for state representative in the 3rd Hampshire District.
Give our national political situation, I want a strong progressive Democrat with a proven track record of getting things done. I want a leader who listens and understands people's concerns and hopes for their families and our communities.
I want a leader who has a vision for a better tomorrow and a plan for today's actions. I want a leader who understands the role of public service and who has successfully advocated for the disenfranchised in our communities.
The more time I spend with Mindy Domb and learn about her, the more excited I am to be supporting her. From her earliest work as a constituent advocate in a U.S. Congressperson's office to her most recent work as the executive director of the Amherst Survival Center, Domb has demonstrated her commitment to listening to and serving the disenfranchised--giving them a voice.
Domb has built coalitions, breaking through the polarization to get things done. She is someone who knows the importance of "being in the room" and being part of the conversations that lead to solving community problems and advancing policy.
I'm also deeply impressed by her genuine interest in and empathy for others' experiences. She believes we should ask those most affected by an issue to be involved in shaping a solution, and that each policy issue is an opportunity to ask ourselves: How will we better care for each other and solve this challenge?
In informal conversations, formal presentations, and on social media, Domb consistently speaks out about her priorities: investing in public education, fighting economic inequality, protecting our environment, fixing health care, expanding reproductive rights and supporting fair and just communities.
In the ensuing weeks I hope you'll seek her out; she'd love to meet you. I'm confident as you get to know her, you'll find she is your candidate, too.