Application for Congressional Commission for LJ Hammer

Contact Information

Full Name

LJ Hammer

Other Names
Lauren J. Hammer, Lauren Weintraub

Party Affiliation

Democrat

Occupation

Self-employed, property management and strategic business development consulting.

Educational Background

Boulder High School, graduated with honors, UC Santa Cruz, BA, graduated with honors.

Zip Code

80304

Congressional District
2

Background

Past Political Activity

In the past, I've done a modest amount of GOTV phone banking and postcard writing. In 2020, I was a key player in creating and leading a team of GOTV postcard writers. I've made numerous small donations. Too many to list. None over $100.

List of Political and Civic Organizations belonged to

None.

Organization and Advocacy Experience

No official affiliations. Just the way I move through all of my experiences in the world. I received an exceptional education at UC Santa Cruz, where I received a valuable grounding in what is referred to in 2020 as intersectionality. That knowledge and undertanding of institutional racism and sexism and classism, along with my psych background and my business experience, inform everything that I do.

Statement

Because I believe deeply in a democratic process of representative government. I am appalled by gerrymandered districting. I believe that as much as possible, there should be some geographic logic to districts, and that we should strive to have a distribution of representatives that as accurately as possible reflects the will of the electorate.

Statement on Working with Consensus

I am a person who acts in good faith in all of my dealings - both business and personal. In this situation, as I indicated above, my overarching goal is fairness. I recognize that as with all negotiations, nobody will be entirely happy with any outcome, but my desire is to be civic participant in creating as fair a process and as fair an outcome as possible.

Relevant Analytic Skills for Commission

I'm smart. I'm articulate. I understand concepts. I understand numbers. As long as the other people involved are intelligent, fair-minded, and respectful, I will be valuable asset to the group, and a skillful facilitator, as appropriate.

Demographics

Racial categories the applicant identifies with:
Some other race
Applicant identifies with the following gender

Female (and compliments to whomever worded the question!)