Kim Cubine

Moving Forward with Gratitude

Three words spring to mind when summing up 2022: Relief, determination, and most of all: gratitude.

I’m so relieved that voters turned out and “fought for the soul of our country” to quote President Biden—and I’m so proud of the role CCAH played in helping to hold and strengthen the U.S. Senate and reelect so many House members and governors through our partnerships with the DSCC, EMILY’s List, and DGA.

In the face of unprecedented voter-suppression tactics, our partners at Legal Defense Fund made sure that Georgia voters turned out like never before to reelect Sen. Raphael Warnock. We bucked the history that said a president’s party can’t win in his first midterms. Democrats strengthened their hold in battlegrounds like Arizona and Michigan and Pennsylvania.

But not all was celebratory in 2022. The Supreme Court gave American women a true gut punch when they overturned Roe v Wade, and that’s when my determination kicked in as never before. We’ve been in the trenches protecting reproductive freedom for decades, and as we proved since Roe’s demise in June, we won’t sit back and take it, we will dig in and we will keep going. 

Kim Cubine
Kim Cubine

After all, that is the core of what we do at CCAH: we keep pushing forward.

That’s the message I’ve always tried to communicate to my daughter—now a teenager facing a very unpredictable future because of the politics in this country. But here’s what I know: hers is arguably the most enlightened generation when it comes to accepting people as they are: gender identity, body image, LGBTQ+ equality … they are open-minded and curious people.

And with her generation already taking up the mantle for reproductive freedom, climate action, gun control, income inequality, and so much more … I am filled with gratitude and tremendous hope for what’s to come.

As we ring in 2023, I am grateful for my family, my MissionWired and CCAH colleagues, our indefatigable clients, and this crazy, polarized, unpredictable, wonderful country.

I’m looking forward to working with all of you in the new year, to continue to right our society’s wrongs, to advance justice and equality, and to help everyone live the lives they want to live. I’ll close with one of my favorite quotes:

“If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Rookie of the Quarter - Alexandria Sewell

Rookie of the Quarter: Alexandria S.

Rookie of the Quarter - Alexandria Sewell

At CCAH, we know that progress is what keeps us relevant and keeps us moving toward our mission — advancing change and committing to activism that makes a difference. That’s why each quarter we like to recognize one of our newest employees who is helping move us toward our goals and continuing our push for progress. Our Rookie of the Quarter award is given to an employee who has started their CCAH journey in the past year and has shown their willingness to go above and beyond. They are nominated by the CCAH management committee (our partners, VPs, and president, Kim Cubine), and they exemplify CCAH’s commitment to progress.

This quarter, we are recognizing Alexandria S.

Alexandria started her career at FRIDA – The Young Feminist Fund, where she led website communications for one of the world’s largest grant-funding feminist organizations. The experience inspired her to launch her own website and initiative, YoungBlackFeminist, dedicated to discussing the latest pressing issues in racial justice and women’s rights activism. Alexandria then broadened her writing career into brand communications work for a wide range of start-ups, which honed her writing skills as she pursued a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance. After graduating university, Alexandria returned to activism-themed writing and dived into the world of fundraising copywriting at CCAH!

After work, you can find her singing any song she can get her hands on (from opera to Beyonce), reading a good book, enjoying nature, and hanging out with friends and family.

We are proud to have Alexandria as part of our CCAH family and cannot wait to see what comes next. Congratulations on being our Rookie of the Quarter!