Hello! Thank you for electing me to serve as an
Eastern Principal Delegate for AEA's National Convention.
I believe our union has the power and responsibility to effect systemic change, carry us through these incredible times, and bring us together on the other side.
So let me tell you a bit more about me and what I’m advocating for:
If there’s one word I would use to describe Kim Chatterjee, it’s “integrity”; she has it in buckets. Kim is a fearless advocate for justice, a compassionate communicator, and a consummate listener. She is a true activist, who thinks deeply and broadly about the issues and is unafraid to speak truth to power. I know that she will work tirelessly to strengthen the union and improve the lives of theater workers. I absolutely whole-heartedly endorse her as AEA delegate; with Kim in the convention, we will move unerringly towards a stronger, more inclusive, and more equitable union.
Be An #ArtsHero co-founder
Kimberly Chatterjee was one of the first people to see what the Be An #ArtsHero campaign was attempting to do and she graciously reached out to ask if she could help. She jumped in with us and took on a ton of work and did it incredibly quickly! Because of Kimberly's efforts and labor, we were able to put together fifty state specific folders full of graphics, tools, and 50 customized letters for Arts Institutions to get out to their subscribers. We have been seeing some of the most amazing Arts institutions in the country using Kimberly's words and template to engage their subscribers and get them to pick up the phone and take action to save the Arts economy and the 5.1 million Arts workers in it from catastrophe by calling their senators. Suffice it to say, Kimberly is an #ArtsHero and a more than worthy delegate for the AEA convention! Vote for her.
Where most people search to satiate the masses, Kimberly Chatterjee fights for the least common denominator. She's a warrior of real change, starting from the most disenfranchised, and has the rare skill of self-sufficiency when it comes to educating herself and others. There is no better person to represent the diverse group of artists in this union than her.
(aka Katie Young)
Kimberly Chatterjee is a leader. She listens to those around her, she advocates for perspectives that may not be getting the attention they deserve, and she is a skillful, proactive problem solver. This is exactly the sort of leader we need fighting for our members at the Convention. Her ideas for the convention demonstrate her commitment to building a more inclusive union that protects its members. These are just some of the reasons that I whole-heartedly endorse Kimberly Chatterjee for the position of Eastern Principal Delegate.