Stampede Tour Spokespeople Bios

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Renae Widdson (left), Ben Cohen (center), and Ashley Sanders (right) with the Amend-O-Matic in Los Angeles, CA. Photos by John Cobabe.

 

Organizer Bios

Ashley Sanders

Ashley Sanders is a long-time community activist from Salt Lake City, Utah. She began political work doing campus organizing against the Bush administration and then worked to build third parties as the Nader spokesperson in 2008. She worked for Democracy Unlimited in 2009 and helped to form the Move to Amend coalition. She founded the Salt Lake affiliate of Move to Amend and serves on the National Executive Committee.

She helped to organize Occupy DC Freedom Plaza and was involved in Occupy Salt Lake. Ashley is one of the people interviewed in the award-winning film, "American Autumn: An OccuDoc", a documentary about the Occupy movement.

Ashley's passion is street theater and creating community spaces for discussion and collaboration, and she spends her free time doing freelance writing and (recently!) storytelling.

Renae Widdison

Renae Widdison has been part of Move to Amend Salt Lake’s Organizing Collective since its inception in January 2012. As MTA SLC’s street theater coordinator she built a traveling theater wagon and helped coordinate numerous live action/puppet theater events around Salt Lake.

Renae has long been committed to social justice activism and is most excited about Move to Amend’s anti-oppressive framework. She has spent years working within Salt Lake’s queer communities to facilitate community and dialog around LGBTQ issues. She has also spent several years working to improve accessibility in homes for people with infirmities and disabilities around the state.

Renae’s passions include radical urban planning and community design, anti-oppressive organizing and street ball. She dreams of raising gardens and chickens.
 

Move to Amend organizers Renae Widdison and Ashley Sanders in front of the Amend-O-Matic Stamp Mobile in Los Angeles, CA. Photos by John CobabeJohn CobabeJohn CobabeJohn CobabeJohn Cobabe.