Welcome to Rebuilding Democracy (RD), a Northwest Progressive Institute archive dedicated to the preservation and protection of the creative works of Lynn Allen, a talented writer, facilitator, and organizer who served as one of NPI’s first board members.
Lynn originally intended for RD to be a nonprofit consultancy offering consulting, training, leadership development, technical and new-media assistance to Democratic and progressive organizations to help them strengthen their grassroots organizing capacity.
RD is now an collection of Lynn’s writings, videos, and other creative works.
Lynn became active in Washington State politics in 2004 when she served as the campaign blogger for Chris Gregoire’s first gubernatorial campaign. Following the campaign’s conclusion, she began blogging at Evergreen Politics, where she shared her perspective on politics with readers regularly (and irregularly) for five years. She later worked on outreach for Darcy Burner’s second campaign for Congress before joining the Institute for Washington’s Future as its communications director.
- Joel Connelly (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
- David Goldstein (HA Seattle)
- Neal Traven (Daily Kos)
- Nicole Belle (Crooks and Liars)
- Carol Friends (Legacy/Seattle Times)
Note: Rebuilding Democracy posts dated prior to April 2009 were originally posted at Evergreen Politics, where Lynn blogged for four years. Posts after April 2009 were originally published here at Rebuilding Democracy.
- Explore Lynn's posts in reverse chronological order (last to first)
- Alternatively, view a list of the archives by month or category
- Read a separate archive of entries posted by Lynn to Chris Gregoire's 2004 campaign log during September and October of that year
- Watch one or more of the videos Lynn created
- Lynn's diaries and comments on Daily Kos (external link)