Crystal Paradis

Crystal Paradis is an activist, organizer and communications professional. She is a former City Councilor in Somersworth, New Hampshire. She quit her last corporate marketing job the day after the Orlando shooting, due to her agency’s work with the NH-based gun manufacturer Sig Sauer, and has since worked exclusively with values-aligned organizations and campaigns (including coordinating Portsmouth PRIDE in 2017 and 2019 with Seacoast Outright). She worked as a community organizer in the 2016 election, for Hillary Clinton and the NH Coordinated Campaign to elect Democrats all the way down the ballot. She founded Feminist Oasis in 2018 to explore intersectional feminist values in action, through creative, fun and thoughtful events for all genders. She is the Vice Chair of the Somersworth Democratic Committee and was named NH Young Democrats’ Progressive of the Year in 2019. She currently freelances with clients including the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation, where she works on community engagement initiatives including the 2020 Women Run! series that saw 35+ grads file for office. As a City Councilor, she was Chair of the Election Review Planning Commission, and sat on 6 other committees, including Public Safety, where she worked on using her position to catalyze tangible transformative and anti-racist approaches to public safety in Somersworth.

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