I am eager to serve on the Executive Committee as a way of building community and collective strength among faculty, staff and students. I realize the power and dignity that an effective union provides. If elected to the committee, I look forward to working on several issues, including member mobilization in light of the Janus decision, academic freedom, ongoing budget cuts, and increased parking fees. The budget cuts and parking fees are particularly conducive to building solidarity with students and graduate students, potentially offsetting the challenge posted by Janus with increased strength in numbers. I can offer my energy and creativity to advance these goals. I am eager to give back to the union, given all it provides to us.