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Hi, I am Danni.
I’m a trans activist
and policy wonk.

I work as the Executive Director
of Gender Justice League

I am a community based activist & organizer who is passionate about civil rights, health care access, and addressing homelessness. I am dedicated policy and political wonk working across progressive movements for social change. In my spare time I like to bike and am an avid rock climber.

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Safe Schools Policy & Curriculum Design0%
Campaign & Ballot Measure Communications 0%

I have worked for 10 years as a social worker, mental health provider, and manager for various organizations.

I founded Gender Justice League, was the National Program Director for GSA Network, Policy Director at Basic Rights Oregon, and was the Trans Health Program Director at Verbena.

I have lectured at over 200 universities, companies, organizations, and schools on issues impacting LGBTQ communities.

I have worked on a number of ballot measure campaigns for the LGBTQ community from non-discrimination measures, to same-sex marriage, to successfully defeating the country’s first anti-transgender ballot measure.


I’m looking to learn new technology. My interests are in web development, databases, & mobile apps.


I am ready to move to your company’s city if needed.


I have been a team leader for 2 years at the last position and am looking for a similar position.


I’m looking to learn new technology. My interests are in web development, databases, & mobile apps.

Press Coverage

Here is some press coverage of my work.

Latest tweets

Danni Askini
@danniaskiniNov 24
RT @transrelief: We've gotten this question a lot, so here's our reasoning on why passports are a big deal right now. https://t.co/9XWbZw8M
Danni Askini
@danniaskiniNov 23
RT @ggreenwald: The media is giving massive attention to a tiny, fringe group that has long existed in the US, dangerously risking building…
Danni Askini
@danniaskiniNov 16
RT @heidigroover: .@Lisa_Herbold's' proposal to sell bonds for $29 million to fund affordable housing passes 7-2. Background: https://t.co/
Danni Askini
@danniaskiniNov 16
@heidigroover So disappointing!!! So many low income workers / Trans/GNC / POC workers rely on DOLS to ensure they get paid! :-\ Grrr
Danni Askini
@danniaskiniNov 15
RT @adamjohnsonNYC: gonna start rewriting headlines in the orientalist tones we talk about other countries https://t.co/3GB7PmLnm9
Danni Askini
@danniaskiniNov 15
The media tryinh to portray peaceful protest as "riotous" this is ridiculous. Freedom of assembly, freedom of speec… https://t.co/sd6HIsYbKp

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I am a dedicated individual who is passionate about justice, equity, and policy.

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