NYC local collective facilitator Melissa Morrone is the subject of NYS legislation--in a good way!
The WHEREASes refer to her involvement with Radical Reference and Books Through Bars, but my favorite is:
"WHEREAS, Melissa Morrone has continually demonstrated extreme competence, extraordinary intelligence and diligent leadership in her unwavering service to her community and profession;"
Emphasis added. "Extreme competence" is funny, right? Competence as an X Game? But lest anyone think I'm making a joke of this, I'm not. Mel is, in fact, extremely competent, extraordinarily intelligent, and a diligent leader. She is one of the most dedicated and tireless activists I know, and Radical Reference is lucky to have her. Congratulations, Melissa!