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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
@danniaskiniJun 21
RT @SEACivil_Rights: Mayor Ed Murray and CM Lisa Herbold announced legislation today to end bias in housing against people with criminal re…
Danni Askini
@danniaskiniJun 21
RT @KromanDavid: A rep. from Solid Ground, which is responsible for the housing complex, confirmed @SeattlePD has taken footage from the se…
Danni Askini
@danniaskiniJun 21
RT @stevenjhsieh: SPD transcript of audio seconds before #CharleenaLyles shooting: Ofc 1: Tase her. Ofc 2: I don't have a taser. https://…
Danni Askini
@danniaskiniJun 21
RT @stevenjhsieh: Berkeley study on Seattle restaurants found the minimum wage increase did not kill jobs https://t.co/DExeBDKGKH
Danni Askini
@danniaskiniJun 21
RT @heidigroover: .@ACLU_WA: "The actions of officers in this situation indicate that the deescalation training Seattle police officers rec…
Danni Askini
@danniaskiniJun 21
RT @KromanDavid: @SeattlePD Mcnew received a commendation in 2011 for "response to an incident involving a person armed with a knife threat…

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

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