Application for Congressional Commission for Danielle Landen

Contact Information

Full Name

Danielle Landen

Eligible for commission

ineligible

Party Affiliation

Unafffiliated

Occupation

Teacher, Denver Public Schools

Educational Background

Bachelor in History - UC Santa Barbara Teaching Certificate - Metro State University

Zip Code

80218

Congressional District
1

Background

Past Political Activity

I have never donated money to a campaign.

List of Political and Civic Organizations belonged to

Organization and Advocacy Experience

I am a teacher, I am here for my students and their future in the political system.

Statement

I am solely here to make the interests of all voters equally heard. My students' future votes matter, let fair and equal redistricting prove that to them.

Statement on Working with Consensus

Given that I am in education, I have a duty to be impartial and unbiased in the information I present. All people deserve to be heard and represented. My ability to be impartial and fair never ebbs and flows, but I know the lines that represent our districting certainly do, that needs to end and I'm here to provide assistance in that.

Relevant Analytic Skills for Commission

My job is driven by data. I am constantly having to be driven by data that shows the acceleration or stagnancy of a human's, specifically a child's, growth. What my job doesn't record on paper is my ability to see and grow humans outside of the numbers that are meant to represent them and their abilities. It's easy to compare the literacy levels, or the leaps in ability ranges of my students. These are quantifiable attributes per district and state standards. What I pride myself on are the things I'm able to see and explore in a human that, as of yet, is unquantifiable- this being the development that is experienced on a social and emotional level. I am able to understand that it takes much more than a good teacher to make a good student, it takes a good and fair community that produces opportunities as well. Ultimately, what I bring to the table is the ability to read the numbers AND understand the underlining inequities which exist that maintain a status quo of a disparity in performance.

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