“Helping tenants who were being evicted because their landlords lost the properties to the foreclosure crisis and working with tenant organizing groups and community organizers was an eye-opening and life-changing experience.”
Biography: Whether it was the dinnertime conversations about the state of society or the exceptional example set by her parents, something has driven Kate Lewis to politics and community service from an early age.
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“I was raised by two socially aware attorneys who always taught me to think that community service was just a natural part of life, and it never dawned on me that not everyone felt that way,” she says.
Lewis, chair of voter registration and voter protection for the Law School Democrats, has interned with Senators Durbin and Kohl and has served as a canvasser for various grassroots campaigns. Her hometown is Springfield, Ill.
This past summer, Lewis was a clinical fellow with the Housing and Litigation Clinic at the WilmerHale Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School.
“Helping tenants who were being evicted because their landlords lost the properties to the foreclosure crisis and working with tenant organizing groups and community organizers was an eye-opening and life-changing experience,” she says.
“I firmly believe that this election is vital to the way things may happen in the future of this country. These debates are so important because we are facing a slew of serious issues that Americans really need to stop and listen and then reflect and think about. This is a fascinating and important moment in U.S. history.”
Hometown: Springfield, IL
Major/minor: Second-year law student
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