Honoree Spotlight

Phoebe Helen Chambers

Age: 17

I live in: Potomac, Maryland

College / High School: Winston Churchill High School

Three words to describe myself: Ambitious, Passionate, and Outspoken

A quote I love:
"If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman"- Margaret Thatcher

A book I love: Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

A civic superhero I look up to?
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. I love her attitude and desire to change our country.

Overview of the project they are working on right now that includes the impact the project is making.

I work on textbank campaigning and youth outreach for RepresentUs, a national grassroots group focused on anti-corruption and improving our democracy. I helped run a successful, multi-week campaign as a textbank captain in New York City for Ranked Choice Voting back in October and November. I also run a local RepresentUs chapter and participate in organizing efforts in my community.

Why I am excited to join Civics 2030
I want to meet other like-minded youth leaders and save our democracy.

My vision for the future of American democracy
American democracy should be directly controlled by the people, not special interests or corporate donors.

The kind of superhero I am striving to become
I want to be someone who inspires the average person to get involved in politics because anyone can do it if they are willing to.