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Shadow Politics, January 14, 2024

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Guest, Brooke Pinto, Running for DC Council in Ward 2

Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown

Guest, Brooke Pinto, Running for DC Council in Ward 2

Headlined Show, Shadow Politics January 14, 2024

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What to Do about Crime in the Nation's Capital - Checking in with Ward 2 Councilmember BROOKE PINTO!

Chairwoman Pinto and I will discuss her newly introduced sweeping crime bill, which combines several proposals and bills targeting public safety in the District. We will have a conversation about ways to move forward with this important legislation and help reduce the ever-increasing crime that has plagued the city.

 If you have something to add to this conversation, please call in and comment or ask a question to Ward Two Councilmember Pinto. This is your chance to voice your opinion to a member of the Council.

Guest, Brooke Pinto

Guest Name
Brooke Pinto
Guest Occupation
Running for DC Council in Ward 2
Guest Biography

I am running for DC Council because I believe we deserve a leader who we can trust to serve Ward 2 with integrity and transparency.

For the last two years, I have been working on behalf of District residents as the Assistant Attorney General for Policy and Legislative Affairs for the District of Columbia.  I saw how LGBTQQIA+ victims of hate crimes were left without protection or recourse in the wake of their attacks. I learned how our small business community was being taken advantage of by out of state businesses defrauding our CBE program. And, I represented DC before the National Attorney General community to advocate for statehood, decriminalized cannabis, and data privacy legislation.

To address the needs of our community, I worked to advance workers’ rights, improve environmental justice, and expand civil rights and consumer protections through everything from data breach to hate crime legislation.

I grew up in Connecticut and I am the youngest of three siblings. I attended Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and earned my undergraduate degree in Business & Hospitality Administration. I then went on to work at a senior living community in New York where I found myself frequently feeling frustrated on behalf of my clients as I helped them navigate through their healthcare options.  This led me to pursue a law degree at the Georgetown University Law Center.

During law school, I served as the Executive Articles Editor for the Journal on Poverty and Public Policy and volunteered at the Landlord Tenant Resource center providing advice to displaced tenants and aggravated landlords. I then advocated for seniors and advanced women’s health issues on Capitol Hill for Senator Blumenthal as his Health and Aging Fellow.

Knowing that I wanted to commit my career to public service, I joined the DC OAG, where I practiced law in our Tax and Finance group litigating cases on behalf of the DC Office of Tax and Revenue. I then moved on to work for Attorney General Racine on Policy, Legislative Affairs, and Legal matters where I was able to work on a broad array of issues plaguing our city.

I am deeply committed to serving the residents of DC and I want to ensure that Ward 2 has a representative on the Council whom they can trust — not only to operate ethically, but also to ensure the issues that matter most are addressed.

Through my experience representing DC residents, I was consistently inspired and impressed our community members’ commitment to equity and advancing justice. We have a lot to be proud of and a lot to work on. I want to be a partner in and advocate for that work.

I felt inspired to get in this race and ensure that an honest, fair, and devoted advocate is at the table. I would be honored and humbled to have your support. 

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We need to start a new conversation in America, one that is more inclusive and diverse and one that will lead our great nation forward to meet the challenges of the 21st century. At Shadow Politics, we hope to get this conversation started by bringing Americans together to talk about issues important to them. We look forward to having you be part of the discussion so call in and join the conversation. America is calling and we're listening… Shadow Politics is about America hearing what you have to say. It's your chance to talk to an elected official who has spent more than 30 years in Washington politics. We believe that if we start a dialog and others add their voices we will create a chorus. Even if those other politicians in Washington don't hear you — Senator Brown will. He's on a mission to listen to what America has to say and use it to start a productive dialog to make our democracy stronger and more inclusive. If we are all part of the solution we can solve any problem.

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6:00 pm CT
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