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Jackie Moreau, Managing Editor
About: Jackie proudly hails from the rural side of Upstate New York, graduating from Binghamton University with a bachelor’s degree in English. Since moving to the Beltway, she has worked on energy policy and education reform. Jackie now manages the Citizen Watchdog Program’s news site, WatchdogWire.com.
Hobbies: Writing, reading, gardening (I’ll admit—I’m a huge flower snob), line-dancing, golfing, fishing, running, baseball outings, and field trips to historic sites.
Favorite Books: The Things They Carried, All Quiet on the Western Front, The Good Earth, The Stranger, and anything written by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Favorite Historical Figures: Thomas Paine, Annie Oakley, Margaret Thatcher, Benjamin Franklin, Frederick Douglass, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
“Good things happen to those who hustle.” – Chuck Noll
“All great change in America begins at the dinner table.” – Ronald Reagan
Why I joined the Citizen Watchdog Team: Ever heard of saying, “Showing up is half the battle”? I believe Citizen Watchdog recognizes and empowers this reality as it applies to the heart and start of American civilization: rugged local government. Growing up in a large family of farmers, entrepreneurs and landowners, I was cognizant at an early age of the importance of showing up and actively exercising your First Amendment birthright. Citizen Watchdog turns up the volume of America’s local voices, and gives them resources to improve their writing. WatchdogWire.com is a channel for those who want to serve as watchdogs in their communities, by showing up and reporting on what’s happening in their town halls. In order for “We the People” to be viewed as more than rhetoric, people need to show up and speak out.