Andrea Palumbo

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Andrea Palumbo is an Attorney at HOME Line. Lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Education

Twin Cities DSA Facebook

Members of the Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America public Facebook group, as of October 15, 2017, included Andrea Palumbo.[1]

Annual Meeting Agenda

Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America - Annual Meeting Agenda. Sunday, September 17, 2018.

Criminal Justice Interest Group - Contact Snowden Stieber or Andrea Palumbo. Will have a legal and law enforcement purview. Brake light repair planning session is being held this Tuesday, September 19th, at Boneshaker Books.[2]

Stood for co-chair

In 2018 Andrea Palumbo stood for co-chair of Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America.

Within DSA, I am a member of the Operations Committee, Political Education Committee, Housing Branch and Mutual Aid Working Group. I organized the chapter's first brake lights clinic, which grew into the Mutual Aid working group. I am a co-coordinator of the monthly reading group that meets at Boneshaker. I have been part of the planning and implementation of Political Education Committee programs.

Outside of the DSA, I am the past Mass Defense Coordinator for the Twin Cities chapter of the National Lawyers Guild and have organized legal defense for several local protests including the Black Lives Matter action at the Mall of America. As part of the Second Chance Coalition, I successfully lobbied the Minnesota Legislature to pass a criminal record expungement (“sealing”) law. I am currently the chair of the parish council for St. Joan of Arc Catholic Community. I am also a Volunteer Coordinator for a legal aid organization where I recruit, train, and organize the efforts of volunteer attorneys to provide assistance to people living in poverty under our capitalist system.

My starting point in my politics is a core belief in the dignity and worth of each person, and the need to meet everyone where they are. This is the backbone of my political beliefs. My work and educational experience brought me to where I am today as a socialist. My journey to democratic socialism began with my opposition to America’s oppression of Central Americans’ struggle for freedom and justice while in college. I worked for the Minnesota AIDS Project and the American Red Cross, which exposed me to the injustice of the American health care system. After going to law school, I worked for the Council on Crime and Justice, supporting convicted persons. This gave me knowledge of the difficulties faced by those our system calls “criminals”. My current work for legal aid gives me some knowledge of those our system calls “poor”.[3]

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