Amanda Litman, Co-Founder and Executive Director
Hillary Clinton’s email director. (The other emails.) Responsible for raising more than $330 million online. Charlie Crist’s digital director when he ran for governor in 2014. One of the first employees at Organizing for Action as deputy email director. Email writer for Barack Obama’s re-elect. Northwestern University graduate. Bookworm. Feminist. Nationals fan. Dog owner.
Ross Morales Rocketto, Co-Founder & Chief Program and Recruitment Officer
Progressive political operative with 15 years of experience in campaign management, grassroots organizing, and data/analytics. In 2016, was an advisor at For Our Future. Previously managed Wendy Carrillo for Congress in CA-34 and was Principal at STG. Got his start working for former HUD Secretary Julian Castro's first campaign for Mayor of San Antonio.
Sarah Horvitz, National Political Director
Started organizing in high school for local school board candidates then slowly realized she could make a career out of it. Deputy Organizing Director for Hillary Clinton’s Virginia team, along with working for her campaign in the Iowa caucuses and 3 state primaries. Former consultant for BMWL & Partners in San Francisco. Current Chicago resident. Lover of skiing, neon colors, electing young people to office, and giraffes.
Lesley Lopez, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer
First time candidate for Maryland General Assembly, running to represent District 39, one of the most ethnically diverse legislative districts in America. Alum of Congressional Hispanic Caucus and National Immigration Forum. Union member. Faculty at the George Washington University. Former broadcast journalist (BBC, ABC’s This Week, America’s Most Wanted). Lifetime Girl Scout. Wearer of Revlon’s Cherries in the Snow.
Robert Wrasse, Development Director
Forward-thinking fundraiser for progressive candidates and organizations. Former Deputy Director of Finance at Organizing for Action; Builder of online fundraising programs for Democratic campaigns; Grassroots fundraising staffer on Barack Obama’s re-elect. University of Michigan alumnus. Self-proclaimed connoisseur of 90’s music and popcorn.
Cassandra Gaddo, Operations Director
People and operations professional, helping to empower amazing teams from the inside. Former nonprofit executive, including executive director of Step Up Chicago. Even more former journalist. Alumna of Loyola University Chicago (BA in Journalism) and Northwestern University (Masters of Public Policy and Administration). Driven by the belief that you can’t be what you can’t see. Ask me about feminism, education, or Chicago.
Tariq Smith, Lead Regional Director
Spent 2015 and 2016 trying to elect our first female President; spending 2018 making sure our first Millennial President kicks things off with a win in their first run for office. Corny joke aficionado, Bojangles' evangelist, and firm believer that Wilson (the volleyball) should have won Best Supporting Actor. Also trying to help kids pay for school and support their dreams. Never limit yourself by the expectations of others.
Amanda Clarke, Western Regional Director
Political professional with over six years of experience developing and managing organizing programs across the country. Formerly worked for Ro Khanna, Hillary Clinton, Bill de Blasio, and Jim Johnson. Voter registration enthusiast. Tattoo collector. Pursuing a Masters of Public Affairs at The LBJ School. When she's not helping elect young progressives to office, you can find her belting some Bruce Springsteen karaoke, playing with her dog Ruthie, or rooting for the Longhorns.
Leslie Hauser, Director of Community
Politically energized in 2016, maker of 57 pussyhats, volunteer onboard team leader for Ameya Pawar for Illinois Governor. From Houston, lived in Chicago for 25 years, newly transplanted to Bay Area. Double Northwestern grad (College/Law School). Wine drinker. Fiction lover. Married, parent of daughter obsessed with "Hamilton" and graphic novels, soon adding a puppy to the family.
Marsha Gonzalez, Events & Special Projects Senior Manager
Watched The Wedding Planner in college and decided to pursue a career in event planning. After three years, found a way to combine a love of planning with a passion for change and began organizing fundraisers. Formerly organized a variety of events for RAND Corporation and Hispanas Organized for Political Equality and helped build and grow programs and events for millennials. Can frequently be found doing very cliché Southern California activities such as lounging in yoga pants, at brunch, drinking a green drink and wearing oversized sunglasses.
Tyler Goodridge, Digital Comms Manager
Lifelong social justice advocate with a passion for digital activism. Formerly Planned Parenthood Action (PPFA) and the National Organization for Women (NOW). Graduate of Rutgers University (BA) and Georgetown University (MA). Current DC resident, but NYC native. Lifelong theater nerd. Womanist. Never ask me to participate in outdoor activities, the answer will always be no.
Ben Theodore, Alumni Manager
Program manager and metaphorical cheerleader. Formerly worked on supporting, retaining, and recognizing outstanding public school teachers in NYC and DC. Even more formerly, taught high school algebra. Local campaign volunteer, organizer, and Democratic agitator. Haverford College and George Washington University graduate. TFA alum. Mets fan. Sentient cat pillow. Wanderer of Brooklyn neighborhoods, parks, and museums.
Emma Hollier, Operations Associate
Doer and thinker who sees to the heart of it all. All things systems (building and breaking). Formerly of Kripalu, the Harry Potter Alliance, and the Museum of the American Revolution. Graduate of Montclair. You can find her handing out kids' books on Halloween from her Philadelphia stoop. Grave Gardener, tea drinker, reader of books, and beekeeper. Will make sure you eat lunch.
Flonja Hoxha, Programs Assistant
Student at DePaul University & organizing in the Chicago ‘burbs. Intern for Hillary for America and Daniel Biss. Canvasser for PPFA and ACLU. Over caffeinated & under rested. Storyteller, news junkie, and lifelong Illinoisan. Has absolutely no chill. Probably reading @commentsbycelebs.
Our Board of Advisors
Former Political and Organizing Director, Democratic National Committee
Former Executive Director of OFA & Obama 2008 Field Director
Digital & tech for Obama 2008, Obama 2012, and Hillary 2016
Sabrina Hersi Issa
CEO, Be Bold Media
Obama campaign & admin alum
Director of Strategic Communications, Priorities USA
Former Chief Mobilization Officer, Democratic National Committee
Jen O'Malley Dillon
Partner, Precision Strategies
Global Financial Operations, Google
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