Basic Info

First Name

Kimberly

Last Name

Felan

Username

Rosebud1668

Cell Phone

(814) 418-1726

Additional Contact Information

Pronouns

She/Her/Hers

Work Email

kfelan@forourfuturefund.org

Website

http://www.linkedin.com/in/Rosebud1668

City

Johnstown

State

PA

Zip

15905

Country

USA

Progressive Profile

Current Employer

For Our Future Action Fund

Current Occupation

Senior Organizer/Quality Control

Tagline

Social activist with ESFJ type personality seeks to continue a meaningful career in issue advocacy, empathetic solutions, progressive voices, and in defense of American democracy.

Bio

Experienced communicator and social activist with ESFJ type personality seek to continue a meaningful career in issue advocacy, empathetic solutions, progressive voices, and defense of American democracy. Passions lean toward defending marginalized & abused individuals & minorities, fighting for equal rights & equal treatment, defending workers and union rights, & working towards a fair, peaceful democracy, standing tall against systemic racism while pursuing a continuation towards improving social justice.

Impact

Over the last decade, I have discovered a passion for progressive politics and issue advocacy. Along with my previous office and communication skills, I feel ready to get to work! My dip into politics started when I volunteered for President Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns. POTUS 44’s compassion for others, enthusiasm, equality, and honesty piqued my interest, and this urge to help improve the lives of others grows and continues today. In 2018, I chose to pivot my educational & career goals from Information Technology and graduated from SNHU with a master’s in political science in January 2020.

 

I hope to bring my experiences and strengths to the fight for the marginalized, minorities, and everyday working folks, bringing advocacy, community communications, time management, and digital organizing skills to the employment negotiation table.

 

Usually, this is where I speak about all my office skills, but I am going to just speak from my current position and how I feel in our political climate. I am appalled at the way we are treating our fellow Americans. I am highly frustrated with our conservative counterparts who seem to have forgotten who they represent. I have decided that I am not going to stop until our democracy is safe. I will not stop until all people have an equal voice in this country.

 

I will not stand silent any longer while LGBTQIA+ people are afraid to be free and love who they want to love and be who they are out in public without fear. I will stand for all women and their right and freedom to reproductive health care without interference from men who do not understand what that or body autonomy means. I will also stand for the parents who have lost their children to unnecessary and tragic violence. Assault weapons and weapons of war do not belong in society, they belong in a war battle zone. The 2nd Amendment does not give license to mow down our children like grass in our schools, or to attempt to start race wars by murdering our minority populations, our elderly, or anyone else.

 

In my downtime, I fight to counter false information, and I share the correct information to counter today’s penchant for conspiracy theories and gaslighting on social media. I try to persuade folks to analyze their sources, confirm facts, and then share them. Since 2017, I initiated and volunteer in an indivisible group. I have also been a digital volunteer, administrator, and monitor of another group I founded in 2011. I supervise, approve, or deny daily requests, posts, complaints, and rules. This volunteer work also brings a much-needed boost to an online, local, and economic presence: 

 

As a cis white, Christian, married, middle-aged woman in an America that tells people what they should and should not do or believe, it is my duty to stand for equity and equality for everyone. I would be honored if I could do that for your organization.

Mission

I would love to use my training, skills, and experience towards a greater cause in fairness, equality, justice, helping marginalized folks, and defending our democracy and democratic rights. My superpowers are persuasion and issue advocacy. Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Rep. John Lewis (RIP) are my role models. I sincerely just enjoy making life easier for underrepresented people and showing them how to defend themselves through science, advocacy, and democratic activism. I love helping and educating others about democratic issues and how to assist others using these same tools.

What are you interested in?

Career Opportunities, Consulting Opportunities, Freelance Opportunities, Networking Opportunities

Involvement Level

I volunteer when I can for political organizations.

Work History

Employer

For Our Future Action Fund — Central PA

Occupation

Voter Contact Organizer

Employer

Write In Candidate for PA Legislative Assembly, District 59

Occupation

Candidate, Campaign Manager, Coordinator, Calling Voters

Employer

Rosebud & Double T's Quality Aluminum Polishing

Occupation

Co-Owner, Manager, Laborer

Employer

For Our Future Action Fund – SEPA

Occupation

Senior Organizer

Start Date

August 3, 2021

Employer

Inspiritec, Inc

Occupation

Temporary Customer Service Representative (remote)

Start Date

April 3, 2021

End Date

August 4, 2021

Volunteer History

Organization

Initiated/Administrate 19,000 Member Facebook Group – Johnstown Trading Post

Role

Group Administrator (founder) 2011 – present

Start Date

February 2, 2011

Organization

Johnstown Symphony Choir – Alto I, Performer – Johnstown, PA

Role

Alto I, choir singer/performer

Start Date

September 9, 2018

End Date

June 27, 2020

Organization

Founded/Administrate – Indivisible Laurel Highlands

Role

Founder and Administrator 2017-Present

Start Date

March 3, 2017

Organization

Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania

Role

Parent volunteer, chaperone

Start Date

August 9, 2010

End Date

October 8, 2012

Organization

Civil Rights and Social Action —Progressive Issue Advocate

Role

Over the last decade, I have discovered a new passion for progressive politics and issue advocacy equality, LGBTQIA+, BLM, ASAN, Native, and the destitute. My initial dip into political waters started when I volunteered for President Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns. President Obama’s enthusiasm for the fight towards equality piqued my interest and this urge to help others grows and continues today.

Start Date

September 10, 2008

Education

School

Southern New Hampshire University

Degree

Masters Degree in Political Science

Honors and Achievements

GPA of 3.8

A full-time student while being a full-time SAHM and caring for my disabled family. Graduated January 2020

Graduation Date

January 28, 2020

School

University of Phoenix

Degree

Bachelor's of Science in Information Technology

Honors and Achievements

Advanced Software Development certification, 2018

Graduation Date

July 1, 2018

School

Cambria-Rowe Business College

Degree

Associates in Specialized Business — Legal Administration

Graduation Date

September 15, 1996