— Daniella Rivera (@RiveraDanie) March 17, 2019
A few hundred miles into the race, teachers started hugging me in villages. “We haven’t been able to buy new glue sticks in six months, but now my classroom will have a garden and a project to get girls into engineering!” one woman told me. I happy cried all the way up the Yukon. https://t.co/q3jggsswpF
— Blair Braverman (@BlairBraverman) March 17, 2019
Your 2019 Iditarod MVP (winner of the "golden harness") is a female named Morrow. pic.twitter.com/aJu7QpKwcD
— Alex Heard (@alexheard) March 18, 2019
One of Pete Kaiser's lead dogs. (The photographer, Jeff Schultz, has a page at the Iditarod website with many photo-portraits of sled dogs, mushers, volunteers, veterinarians, and residents with their stories and voices.)https://t.co/zniZCfjrck
— Charles Bryan (@charleshbryan) March 18, 2019
Read this story >> @AsteadWesley takes a look at how 2020 Dem campaigns are empowering activists, advocates and people of color in an unprecedented way.
“In terms of diversity, Ms. Harris has led the way, with 12 senior staffers who are women of color.”https://t.co/S6RB3fceG8
— Ian Sams (@IanSams) March 18, 2019
Proud to be a Democrat:
… As the primary process kicks into full swing, some Democrats are bypassing the kind of experienced Washington “wiseguys” who operated in the caldron of beltway politics — famous strategists like David Axelrod, James Carville and, more recently, Robby Mook. Instead, campaigns are increasingly filling senior positions with a new generation of activist-driven operatives, whose political formation took place in grass-roots movements.
The shift has resulted in greater staff diversity than in previous cycles, but it has also influenced strategy, according to campaign officials. New voices are joining with election-cycle veterans to bring fresh ideas and political approaches to the presidential stage…
Kelly Dietrich, the longtime Democratic consultant, said the surge in Democratic voter enthusiasm since President Trump’s election has helped issue-driven activists become more interested in traditional electoral politics. It has also forced campaigns to take new ideas more seriously, he said.
“We’re seeing a lot more people across the spectrum, both in terms of diversity and political agenda, step forward and want to make change,” said Mr. Dietrich, who founded a campaign training organization called the National Democratic Training Committee. They are “fed up or scared; they are frustrated and are ready to fight back.”
The Democratic Party needs to bring in these activists, Mr. Dietrich said, “so that five years, 10 years, 15 years down the road, this is the norm.”…