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.
Seisei Tatebe-Goddu, Chief Operating Officer
Recovering strategy consultant and entrepreneur. Built a consulting firm working with 70+ clients across 15 countries in the Middle East, East Africa, and Europe. McGill and Columbia grad. Faculty at Glasgow Caledonian College New York. Formerly B Team (a Richard Branson initiative). Co-creator of doosh/off. Environmental Leadership Program, UPenn/Columbia Social Impact House, Dreamers//Doers, Sandbox, StartingBloc alum. Sailor. Rock climber. Singer. Owned by cat. Not a cat person.
Sarah Horvitz, 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.
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.
Derek Eadon, Regional Director
Organizer and strategist that has worked for dozens of progressive issues, candidates, and organizations. Among former clients are clean energy organizations, child poverty advocates, anti-fraud efforts, and organized labor. Former Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party. Worked for the Obama Campaign and Organizing for America for most of 2007-2012. Lives in West Des Moines, IA with his wife and two adorable children. Attended the University of Iowa and grow up in Elmhurst, IL. Big fan of Chicago sports, alternative comedy, and heavy metal music.
Amanda Clarke, Regional Director
Started volunteering on campaigns in 2013 and never looked back. Voter Registration Director and Deputy Organizing Director for Hillary Clinton's campaign in North Carolina. Originally from New Jersey and has organized in California, New York, and a lot of places in between. Lover of Asbury Park and Bruce Springsteen. Tattoo collector. Somewhere in between Liz Lemon and Leslie Knope.
Najaah Daniels, Regional Director
Known by her personal mantra: “First I am a public servant then I am everything else,” Najaah’s charismatic personality and devotion to public service allows her to connect with people from diverse backgrounds while empowering and mobilizing communities seeking social and political justice. Her experience includes being the youngest elected President of the NAACP New York State Youth and College Division, the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, and political campaigns including Hillary for America, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and Nevada State Senator Patricia “Pat” Spearman’s congressional campaign. The eldest of 6 girls, Najaah credits her “monSTAR” sisters for being her toughest critics and biggest supporters.
Leslie Hauser, Community Manager
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.
Tyler Goodridge, Digital Communications Manager
Lifelong social justice advocate with a passion for digital activism and mobilization. Former Media Analyst with Planned Parenthood Action (PPFA) and former Senior Communications Associate with 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. Unapologetic lover of disco music. Please never ask me to participate in outdoor activities, the answer will be no.
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.
Flonja Hoxha, Intern
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.
Jordan Reynolds, Intern
Senior at NYU studying politics and media. Professional intern; researched for HFA and the DNC, did casework for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Ohio voter. Babysitter. Vegetarian. Avid moviegoer, aspiring cinephile.
Morganne Ramsey, Intern
Recent UChicago grad in global studies and linguistics. Angeleno. previous organizing fellow at Biss for Illinois and finance/consulting intern. Professional fake lawyer (moot court-er) and amateur foodie.
Toella Pliakas, Intern
Student at Georgetown University. Previously worked on Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro's reelection campaign and has volunteered for various local elections. Currently works at the Center for Social Justice at Georgetown. Loves running, reading, and progressive politics.
Our Board of Advisors
President, Latino Victory Fund
Political and Organizing Director, Democratic National Committee
Former executive director of OFA & Obama 2008 field director
Campaign Manager, Martin Heinrich for Senate
Digital & tech for Obama 2008, Obama 2012, and Hillary 2016
Sabrina Hersi Issa
CEO, Be Bold Media
Obama campaign & admin alum
Communications Advisor, Mayor Bill de Blasio
Chief Mobilization Officer, Democratic National Committee
Jen O'Malley Dillon
Partner, Precision Strategies
Global Financial Operations, Google
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