Asher Huey is a D.C.-based progressive activist and organizer with strong ties to his home state of California. He works with various progressive organizations and coalitions to create substantive change on both local and national levels. He’s particularly active in the areas of LGBT rights, education, labor, environment and social justice. Over the years he has worked on various electoral- and issue-based campaigns. He was one of the lead organizers for the Food Truck Association of Metropolitan Washington, helping form the organization and run the regulatory campaign. He is currently employed by the American Federation of Teachers. Posts on Rewire are his own; they are not authorized by nor do they reflect his employer. He can be followed on twitter at @asherhuey.