Basic Info

First Name

Charles

Last Name

Mefford

Username

churlskunk

Progressive Profile

Current Employer

Not employed, but may get a canvassing job soon.

Tagline

Looking to combine media and political background to work with a progressive politician or cause.

Bio

I became involved in progressive politics because I felt a sense of urgency to counter the rise of Donald Trump and the extreme right in this country. I still feel this way despite setbacks to the progressive movement.  But, aside from the practical viewpoint, I began to realize that what progressives are asking for in the United States is already working in other places around the world and should be done here!

I have canvassed door-to-door for many different candidates and causes in 2018 and 2022 in and around the Austin, TX area.

Impact

I feel that talking to people one-on-one about the issues is the most effective way of driving turnout and there is no better feeling in the world than when you change someone’s mind!

Probably the most challenging and rewarding of those campaigns was working with Workers Defense because we were attempting to drive turnout in the 2018 elections for a slate of candidates with people who didn’t normally vote.

Mission

I would love to get a full-time job for a political candidate or organization that I like and likes me, utilizing my background in journalism and media!  The goal for me is to continue to beat the progressive drum in the hostile territory of Texas until the state turns blue or I die, whichever comes first.

Work History

Employer

United Professional Organizers Union

Occupation

Canvasser

Start Date

May 15, 2018

Employer

Crystal Clear Social Media

Occupation

Owner

Start Date

November 1, 2011

End Date

May 15, 2018

Employer

iHeart Radio

Occupation

Producer

Start Date

July 2, 2002

End Date

April 10, 2010

Employer

Metro Networks

Occupation

Producer/Anchor/Reporter

Start Date

May 1, 1995

End Date

August 1, 2001

Education

School

Texas State University

Degree

BA, Broadcast Journalism

Graduation Date

May 15, 1990