Progressive Activist and Bernie Sanders Volunteer and Staff
Carol Čizauskas is a progressive activist who fights for her values of social justice and peace. She is one of the core group of seven original grassroots organizers in Washoe County (Reno area), Nevada, for Bernie Sanders starting August 2015. Hired as the first staff in northern Nevada for Bernie in October 2015, she has continued to volunteer for social justice causes and participate in several national progressive political conferences. She moved to Madison, Wisconsin, in September 2017 and is attending political meetings and participating with political groups in Madison. Read about her experience in volunteer management.
Continuing Political Work Fighting for Social Justice
Carol volunteered as Campaign Co-Manager and Volunteer Coordinator for the Berniest Democrat who ran for Congress in Nevada’s second congressional district, Rick Shepherd in Spring 2016. She participated in The People’s Summit in Chicago June 2016 in order to connect with other strong progressives throughout the nation and to bring back to Nevada ideas and best practices and the fruit of that networking with fellow political revolutionaries in northern Nevada. She then participated in the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia as an elected Bernie delegate from Nevada’s second congressional district. At the convention, she protested for social justice and peace during a convention where the status quo, corporatism, nationalism, and the military-industrial complex did its best to overrun the voice of Bernie supporters who will not go quietly into that dark, Orwellian night – in fact, they will not go into that night at all. See Carol’s her cover story on the convention for the Reno News & Review. In February 2017, Carol participated in Sister Giant, hosted by Marianne Williamson, an internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer, and Derrick Harkins, Vice President of Union Theological Seminary. This conference in Washington, D.C., explored the intersection of spirituality and politics with keynote speaker Senator Bernie Sanders and a host of experts speaking on the most critical spiritual and political issues of our day. When she returned home, Carol hosted video-viewing parties for fellow progressives in Reno to watch the 24 hours of livestream videos from the conference. Most recently, she applied for, was accepted, and participated in the second annual People’s Summit in Chicago. At the summit, she connected with fellow progressives from her new state, Wisconsin, where she plans to put to use the non-violent direct action training and political ideas to continue the fight for social justice.
Carol continues to fight true for Bernie’s values of the people’s revolution for economic and social justice and most of all, the ideals this nation was founded on and needs to return to. See her page Bernie Delegate to the DNC for more details about her political fight for justice.