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Dr. Amy Champ is our current Director for Region 4 of the California Democratic Party (CDP). CDP Region 4 consists of party grassroots activists in Assembly Districts 5, 12, 13, and 21 and includes 12 counties: Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado (Partial), Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, Placer (Partial), San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne.
At age 11, Amy was a page for a day in the Oregon state legislature. In high school, she was in Mock Trial for 3 years and in college represented Pitzer at the Harvard Model United Nations for three years, earning the highest award of Best Delegate as a college senior in 1994. She attended her first political event as a junior in high school, on the steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento where John Garamendi and Barbara Boxer spoke against offshore oil drilling. She subsequently became a member of the California Green Party in 1990.
Amy is passionate about elections, rural organizing and representation, encouraging activists to get involved in the Democratic Party and policy issues affecting women and girls. She has an MA in U.S. Government (Sac State) and PhD in Feminist Philosophy (UC Davis). She’s been a part-time college professor for 15 years in political science and philosophy.
Amy currently lives in rural Northern California, where she’s been involved with humanitarian efforts in addition to her political activism. In 2014, she organized Sand Aid, a benefit concert for the Sand Fire that gave individual grants to families. She worked for 6 months in 2015-16 to assist families who lost everything in the 70,000-acre Butte Fire, working at relief sites, bringing in truckloads of donations, and providing services such as food, trailers, and water tanks. Most recently she organized and coordinated a relief effort, NorCal for Puerto Rico, that collected shoeboxes with supplies for survivors of Hurricane Maria. Progressive Mariposa was proud to participate in this effort.
Please join Progressive Mariposa in welcoming Amy on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 10a at Miner’s Roadhouse 140.