Taryn Gress

Taryn Gress

I'm a Northeast Ohio transplant from Massachusetts and I love living in this region because it has so much potential. I work as the Operations and Communications Coordinator at the Civic Commons, which means I wear many hats every day. I'm an alumna of The College of Wooster and Case Western Reserve University. I'm passionate about community empowerment, social justice and youth programming as well as running and eating food (particularly dessert).

My Recent Activity

Backchannel the Town Hall Presidential Debate

I responded to Jill Miller Zimon: It is breast cancer awareness month :-). 

Jill Miller Zimon

Is it uncivil to note that Michele and Ann are wearing the same color dress?

Likely to change your mind?

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Backchannel the Town Hall Presidential Debate

I responded to Stephanie Wahome: I agree Nancy

Stephanie Wahome

Is Romney being disrespectful with his demanding interuptions? Or is that just considered "passionate" when it comes from him?  

Backchannel the Town Hall Presidential Debate

I responded to Backchannel the Town Hall Presidential Debate: Fear of return to Bush policies. This should be very interesting. 

Backchannel the Town Hall Presidential Debate

I responded to Mike Shafarenko: Of course Massachusetts has great women and many in leadership positions! 

Mike Shafarenko

A question about women, hurrah! 

Backchannel the Town Hall Presidential Debate

I responded to Jason Russell: Unfortunately I'm not sure they do. Run a state, especially one like Massachusetts, is very...

Jason Russell

Running a balanced state budget is a constitutional requirement. How is that something to boast about? Does the average voter know that?

Backchannel the Town Hall Presidential Debate

I responded to Ben Schmitt: What an amazing phrase, our President just said sketchy. I'd like to hear how the math adds up. 

Ben Schmitt

Obama says: "We haven't heard any specifics from Gov. Romney, other than Big Bird."  Calls his plan a "sketchy deal."  Adds: "The math doesn't add up."

Backchannel the Town Hall Presidential Debate

I responded to Backchannel the Town Hall Presidential Debate: Governor Romney is not interested in cutting taxes for people at the top of the tax bracket? If...

Backchannel the Debate - VP Style

I responded to Justin Vaughn: Ryan's taken some cheap shots, Biden's gaffe's and Obama's performance last week, they seem...

Justin Vaughn

Thoughts on how the interactions between these two men will play with viewers? I can see some seeing Biden's interruptions (pointing out Ryan's inaccuracies) as evidence that Ryan is dishonest, but I can also see some... Continue reading

Backchannel the Debate - VP Style

I responded to Dan Moulthrop: I'd like a visual breakdown. I can't reasonably make sense of it all. Why are they only talking...

Dan Moulthrop

Medicare and social security going bankrupt. These guys aren't going to address the question that is really at the heart here: should government have a role in ensuring a basic level of security for citizens?