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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
@danniaskiniDec 17
RT @RepJayapal: Unconscionable. The Trump administration's ban on the #CDC7Words is a dangerous step toward erasure for so many. Say them l…
Danni Askini
@danniaskiniDec 17
RT @TransLifeline: If you believe #transgender shouldnt be a banned word, if you believe we exist, if you believe science based evidence th…
Danni Askini
@danniaskiniDec 17
RT @GenderJusticeWA: The current admin may be trying to erase #Transgender people but we will not yield. #Transgender people are here to st…
Danni Askini
@danniaskiniDec 16
RT @kylegriffin1: Trump officials are forbidding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from using 7 words in official docs being p…
Danni Askini
@danniaskiniDec 16
@shelly2161 @ACLU @RepTedLieu @RepJayapal I doubt it was a mistake. They don’t want to admit trans people and other… https://t.co/QKrVMu8Khc
Danni Askini
@danniaskiniDec 16
@KamalaHarris @YIMBYsea And unconstitutional for the administration to forbid the free speech of government employe… https://t.co/K1gxIDcuLQ

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

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