Today, I had the pleasure of being featured in the Washington Post:
More than two and a half years ago, Danielle Meitiv made national headlines as the “free-range mom” after allowing her two young children to walk home alone from a Silver Spring park. Meitiv and her husband were charged — then cleared in two neglect cases.
But Meitiv still describes the nickname as a “badge of honor,” especially when stopped on the street by fans (and critics) who say, “You’re that mom!” It is a reputation she is carrying with her in her latest venture: running for anat-large seat on the Montgomery County Council in November 2018.
Tangling with county officials over whether her children should have been more closely supervised “showed me what it feels like to be on the other end of an unresponsive bureaucracy,” Meitiv said. “That’s not how government should feel to the people it serves.”