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February Common Ground E-Newsletter

2015 February 13

Vote Smart’s New Key Votes Team

Left to right:

Esther Mandelbaum (Director of Key Votes Program)
Age: 28; Hometown: Wellington, Florida; B.A. in Linguistics, University of Texas.
Esther says, “I was thrilled to be able to join Vote Smart as a staffer and empower voters by giving them the clear and nonpartisan data they need to make informed decisions about their lives."

Sofia Morales (Legislative Research Associate)
Age: 22; Hometown: Monterrey, Mexico; Degrees in Anthropology and Latin American Studies, University of Texas.
Interned at Vote Smart, loved it, and has now joined staff.
Andrew Bryant (Legislative Research Associate)
Age: 23; Hometown: New Braunfels, TX; B.A. in German, University of Texas.
Vote Smart “is a great way to gain insight on the legislative process and familiarize myself with legislative writing.”
Jace Sternadel (Legislative Research Associate, Not Pictured)
Age: 24; Hometown: Corpus Christi, Texas; Political Communications, University of Texas.
Has a “passion for making a positive difference in the world by better informing citizens about legislation and the decisions their elected representatives make.”
NOT IN PICTURE: 21 Interns and 172 Key Vote Academic Advisors.

2015 Member Volunteers Signing Up!

We are delighted to report that one of the "perks" of Vote Smart membership is still one of our most popular and valuable programs:  our two-week volunteer program.

More than a perk for members, of course, is the reality that Vote Smart gets much more out of our volunteers' help in our Montana Great Divide Ranch offices than they do ...

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