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Matthew Zagaja
Works at Connecticut Democratic Party
Attended University of Connecticut School of Law
Lives in Wethersfield, CT 06109
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Happy to support Russ for State Representative!
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Responding to criticisms of my op-ed.
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The case for young people running for office. A wonderful talk by Svante Myrick, 26 year old mayor of Ithaca NY.  I think my favorite moment is when he talks about a young black man being asked (mistakenly) if he was the Mayor, and how that changed how he felt about himself. He'd been mistaken for a lot of things - a mugger, someone to be scared of, but never someone to look up to, someone in authority.

I also love how he tells the story of how many people helped him, and why the myth of the self-made man is destructive.  +Jennifer Pahlka, who shared this with me, pulled out this quote: 

"Why is it important to tell the story that way? What does it matter how we tell our stories? It matters because if we tell the stories the correct way, we get the correct moral from those stories. And when we tell them the wrong way, the way we’ve been telling them for too wrong in this country -- the story of self-made men and great men and women of history -- we’re get the wrong morals, and from the wrong morals we take the wrong actions."
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Education
  • University of Connecticut School of Law
    Law, 2009 - 2012
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Society, Technology, & Policy, 2005 - 2009
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  • Connecticut Democratic Party
    Deputy Data Director, 2014 - present
  • People for Nemerson
    Campaign Manager, 2013 - 2013
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Wethersfield, CT 06109
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Washington, DC - Worcester, MA
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