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May Silverstein's Blog

You can browse through and read entries from May's complete historical blog archives here.

May, a Washington, D.C. native, often shares the following predictive anecdote to explain her chosen career path:

"Whenever I drink lemonade, I grin. It is possibly the reason I am where I am today. I started making lemonade when I was nine, rummaging through the kitchen cabinets and piling lemonade mix into my arms when I was sure no one was looking. After creating a concoction I could stand behind, I would set up shop in front of the busy road than ran by my working-class neighborhood. Twenty-five cents bought a Dixie cup worth. The work did not end there though. When night fell, dressed up in black garb, I would sneak out of the house and place my profits into the mailboxes belonging to the kids who received free lunches at school, the foster families, and the families with a laid-off or injured parent.

"I am not sure how much help my meager earnings were, nor the reactions of the recipients upon discovering change or, occasionally, a couple of dollars. I do know two things. From an early age, I was astutely aware of economic class. And, to this day, my mother cannot believe how much I loved lemonade as a kid."

May graduated from Cornell U.'s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and now studies at Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law. She works as a strategic analyst at the AFL-CIO Collective Bargaining Dept. where she's primary author of CB Digest, a private newsletter for union leaders. She writes for the AFL-CIO blog, and provides research support for campaigns. Previously, she's held positions as community organizer with Planned Parenthood, congressional correspondent with UNITE-HERE and researcher with SEIU.

May's ultimate goal is to shape labor law to benefit working families.

May firmly believes the middle-class has fueled the prosperity, strength and history of America. She wants to ensure quality education for children, viable pensions and wages, and affordable healthcare for everyone. We're grateful for May's lemonade and her commitment to America's working men and women. We're thrilled that this remarkable woman keeps a blog at Everyday Citizen.

May welcomes you to read her blog archives here.


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