Pellett For The People
Danielle J Pellett is a New Deal Democrat, a trans rights activist, and is running for the Democratic nomination to represent Texas 32nd district in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018. She graduated from the University of North Texas with degrees in Sociology and Forensic Chemistry, and was a Teaching Assistant in the Criminalistics lab courses.
Dani was the founding President of the first Transgender student organization at a Texas University, and later on worked with the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance and the Progressive Alliance. In 2016, her group, Petition Resolutions to Enact on the Platform (PREP) was able to engage in direct democracy at the Texas Democratic Convention and get all three resolutions passed on separate floor votes by the entire delegation, focusing on an environmental jobs program, strengthening the laws against illegal tax shelters, and removing corporate lobbyists from being super delegates.
Due to her history as a former libertarian-leaning Republican, Danielle seeks to overhaul how political engagement is done in order to tackle today's problems through embracing empathy and using inclusive, non-linear problem solving techniques. To that end, she’s developing ‘Prometheus’, a free canvassing app that will help activists and campaigns engage at the grassroots level. When she’s not at a protest or on a campaign trail, she enjoys a quiet life with her wife and three cats.