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What I want to do

prevent all teen pregnancies, be the 1st surgeon general to say masturbation without being fired

What matters to me

respecting women, respecting adolescents, protecting the earth from global warming, religious freedom

What inspires me

people doing good

San Francisco, CA

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KIDS LEADERSHIP COALITION INC aka SheHeroes.org
October 17, 2012

If you can't see it, you can't be it. When I was growing up, I thought I'll be a doctor. However, I didn't really believe it until my mother introduced me to her female friend who was a doctor, because all the doctors at the time were men. SheHeroes aims to fill that gap by providing free online videos of women at the top of their fields in areas where women are underrepresented. The Executive Director is passionate about helping young women and practically is donating her time. We are a low budget high yield organization.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Board Member

Silver Ribbon Campaign to TRUST WOMEN with reproductive rights
May 11, 2012

The Silver Ribbon Campaign to Trust Women is a very low budget but high impact organization. They bring people together and are not proprietary about their work. The Silver Ribbon is very popular with every day people as something to take action and increase visibility. The Campaign has brought together groups that have NEVER done work together before e.g. MoveOn with PFAW, FMF, and other groups that don't usually work together.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing groups come together to protect reproductive rights and the groups wanting to continue this collaboration

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help it get more money and more staff so they can do more work.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

protecting reproductive rights in the healthcare reform bill.

What is its top priority in the long run?

making sure that people have access to birth control and abortion, prevented unplanned/unwanted pregnancies, allowing women control over their lives.

MY ROLE:
Board Member & founder, and donate $$, ran a fundraiser, write blogs, speak on behalf of the campaign.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
November 29, 2010

As a donor, we just wanted signage that said "part of these foods were funded by an Anonymous Taiwanese-American Atheist and Buddhist" They said no. so we are giving our money elsewhere. What is the difference between acknowledging a donation from someone whose name is obviously of an ethnicity and who is known in the area for a certain religion and our request? They said it would be a slippery slope. I said, "I think this is like the journalism standard for pornography? You know it when you see it. and this is not offensive. it's simply a statement of fact."

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

n/a

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

open their minds to acknowledgement option.

MY ROLE:
Donor & Wanted to make a large cash donation.

California League of Conservation Voters
April 7, 2009

I am impressed with their Asian-American research into what motivates Asian-Americans to vote and to vote green. We had a great discussion that Asian-Americans are green, they just call it "green." They conserve. They recycle, etc.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

their survey of asian-ams and "greeness"

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do what they are doing.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

them seeking out input without seeking donation.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

excited, energized, inspiring. positive

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help increase the green in this world!

Ways to make it better...

they were national...

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

reaching out to the diversity of california

One thing I'd also say is that...

I'm glad I met them through the Asian-Am outreach I wish them lots of luck!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Donor & met with VP about Asian-American issues, donated.

Center for Reproductive Rights
October 13, 2007

This is the Legal arm of the Choice movement. They are the ones pursuing the cases to protect reproductive rights. The rights to sexuality education free from lies, right to choose abortion, right to contraception, etc.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

suing the US govt about not having EC go over the counter for all ages suing on behalf of a rape victim in south american for the right to an abortion

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

keep raising more money to do more work

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the impressive amount of work they do

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

all very smart, very competent working very hard

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

protect more rights.

Ways to make it better...

i could help them raise more money

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

framing, messaging, fundraising to do more work

One thing I'd also say is that...

Without CRR, we wouldn't have the legal backing to protect our rights

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I am on their board.

NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation
October 12, 2007

NARAL is the political arm of the reproductive choice/freedom/rights movement. They are great in providing information about reproductive issues and research and analysis.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

defeating propositions that would hurt young adolescent women

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

appeal to men, get the college campuses more active.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

protecting women's rights.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very intelligent. working their b--- off people, risking their lives

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

educate people that choice is not pro-abortion, but simply allowing each person to choose on their own prevent unwanted pregnancies by increasing access to contraception

Ways to make it better...

they had more events for "joe blow" ir they recruited men

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

framing and getting the word out. getting people to talk about the issue and think about it.

One thing I'd also say is that...

choice is about freedom of religion. Each person deciding according to their own religion and not pushing one choice on another person.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I was on their California board, I helped them to fundraise, I am on their action email list which makes it easy to click and take a quick action.