She joined the Young Socialist Alliance in Bloomington, Indiana, in 1974 and the Socialist Workers Party a year later in Seattle.
Trowe has helped defend unions, organize solidarity and get the Militant around in garment and meatpacking plants in Des Moines, Iowa; Austin, Minnesota; New York; Boston; and Miami, as well as in Montreal, Canada. In 1999 she joined coworkers in leading a fight against deportations in Marshalltown, Iowa.
Trowe ran as a SWP candidate for a range of offices, including U.S. vice president in 2000.
Fluent in Spanish and French, she has participated in a number of international Militant reporting trips to Venezuela and Cuba.
Trowe comes to the Militant from Des Moines, where she worked in an auto parts factory and helped organize solidarity with grain and sugar workers fighting lockouts by Roquette America in Keokuk, Iowa, and American Crystal Sugar in Minnesota and North Dakota.
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