Last week, the Huffington Post ran an expose about the prevalence of sexual misconduct in competitive debate, with a specific emphasis on high school students who are fighting for protections and reforms. The world of high school debate is rife with abuse, some of it committed by high school competitors…


When January 6th, 2021 happened, I lived in downtown Sacramento in one of the only residential buildings amidst the spatter of state offices, right off of the I5 exit closest to the State Capitol. The California Capitol was about six blocks away. Last year, it wasn’t uncommon to hear helicopters…


In late May 2018, about two weeks after my 21st birthday, I got news that changed my life: I urgently needed open heart surgery. On July 2nd, I woke up in the ICU on a ventilator with a broken sternum, my aortic aneurysm grafted in plastic, a titanium valve clicking…


I gave notice today that I’ve resigned from my position as one of the Co-Chairs of the California Democratic Party’s A Way Forward working group, which was formed after a deal was made with the Bauman survivors to address sexual misconduct after the Bauman-era investigative report. …


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Now that CDP Vice Chair Alex Rooker and Controller Dan Weitzman have been given notice by the CDP to resign or attend a hearing for the Officers to determine whether they may remain delegates, I wanted to share some information and opportunities for justice. This charge is centered upon Rooker…


My first week of work at the California Democratic Party was during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. In between creating graphics, doing digital communications work, and literally climbing up to the roof to hang a banner supporting Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford, I heard the almost constant deliberations on social media asking why…


I really didn’t intend to write more on this topic, but I can’t sit by silently while the California Democratic Party makes a potentially disastrous decision regarding the survivors of sexual misconduct who came forward when Eric Bauman was ousted.

I served as Digital Director for the CDP from September…


I wouldn’t usually be so open about the fact that a majority of this piece was drafted in the middle of the night — or, rather, early this morning, circa 2am — but I want to make sure people know that this is something I have lost sleep over. …


Two weeks ago, I published an essay discussing bombshell allegations against the California Democratic Party’s handling of a sexual misconduct complaint.

Over these past two weeks, I have been absolutely overwhelmed by the amount of support and outreach that I’ve received. One of the worst parts of coming forward in…


My name is Kate Earley. I currently serve as Digital Director at the California Democratic Party. Up until last Friday, I was also one of three plaintiffs participating in a sexual harassment & retaliation lawsuit against the Party.

But last Friday, I dropped out of the lawsuit (which, if you…

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Bisexual enby space witch stuck in an uncooperative body on a dystopian planet. Twitter: @kfreddiea

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