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Meet the Team: Maya Efrati

Posted by Maya Efrati on October 06, 2016
Meet the Team: Maya Efrati

Usually when I tell people that I chose to go to law school knowing that I didn’t want to be a practicing attorney – the type that goes to court every day and litigates criminal cases, or the kind that writes contracts between multinational companies or small businesses – I get a confused face and a “wait, what?” Yes, that’s right, I respond, I want to work in policy. And I’ve been fortunate enough not only to have that opportunity this year, but to work on policy that sits at the very core of all our other fundamental rights.

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Disappointed, But Still Optimistic

Posted by Jennifer Pae on October 04, 2016
Disappointed, But Still Optimistic

That is what SB 1288 sought to do -- that is, encourage participation by giving more options to more voters for electing a true representative. By depriving cities and counties the choice of which voting method works best for their communities, including an opportunity to use ranked choice voting so that voters have more voice and a greater choice, Governor Brown is making the choice for them.

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Meet the Team: Mohamed Aziz

Posted by Mohamed Aziz on September 22, 2016
Meet the Team: Mohamed Aziz

Ever since I can remember, I have been interested in pursuing a career in public interest. The notion that people could collectively undertake in a common goal – to make the world better, is the central motivation behind my desire to attain an education involving policy. I attended Baldwin-Wallace College and the Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law, where I specialized in policy within the domestic and international context. My political enthusiasm further developed when I attended a week-long constitutional law seminar course involving the intersection between law and legislation in Washington, D.C. I recall sitting in on a Supreme Court case, meeting with elected officials, and taking a tour of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. Quite simply, I became inspired to be at the forefront of change.

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