1956 - Joan Blades was born in Berkeley, California.
1977 - She received her BA in History from UC Berkeley and her J.D. from the Golden Gate University School of Law.
- Awarded J.D. from the Golden Gate University School of Law.
1987 - She was the co-founder with her husband Wes Boyd of Berkeley Systems.
1998 - Blades and Boyd founded the liberal political group MoveOn.org.
2005 - She has been a contributing blogger at The Huffington Post.
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