Change.org, Washington, DC
Consultant/writer, Campaigns Department
Author email campaigns on a wide variety of subjects.
Identify campaigns ripe for email activism, provide guidance for complementary field and press strategies to maximize campaigns' impact and likelihood of success.
Work to develop new campaigns that incorporate strong personal narratives and distinct, winnable targets.
Working Assets/CREDO Mobile, San Francisco, CA
Campaign Manager, Political Department
May, 2008-August, 2009
Directed CREDO's national online activism program, authoring and deploying e-mail action alerts to over one million readers every week; coded my own emails using HTML.
Oversaw ongoing election administration work in seven states in cooperation with the Democracy Alliance and Common Cause (CO, FL, MI, NM, OH, PA, WI) – this work was key to ensuring fair election practices during 2008.
Ran the largest pollworker recruitment program in the nation with an eye toward election protection in 2008; recruited over 12,000 volunteers.
Created demographic-based marketing strategies to expand Working Assets’ mobile business.
Evaluated grant applications, performed due diligence, and made recommendations to CREDO's President and Board to aid in the company's funding work. (CREDO/Working Assets has donated over $60 million to progressive non-profit organizations.)
The Alliance for Retired Americans (AFL-CIO), Washington, DC
Deputy Director, Field Mobilization Department
April, 2007-May, 2008
Created, implemented and oversaw grassroots field plans for this 3.5 million member organization; managed over a dozen field staff and department administrators.
Helped to create the retiree role in the AFL-CIO’s Health Care for All campaign and Employee Free Choice Act campaign, among others.
Traveled around the nation to help grow and improve the work of state retiree organizations.
Worked with coalition partners including labor unions, religious organizations, etc.
Chartered and built new organizations in states without a retiree activism structure.
Made public appearances (rallies, radio, etc.) to promote the work of the Alliance.
National Association of Letter Carriers, Washington, DC
Regional Field Coordinator, Central Region
November, 2005-February, 2007
Coordinated legislative and political activism among union members in ten states.
Advised the NALC President on competitive political races in my region.
Co-created and implemented fundraising structure for the NALC’s PAC, which is among the top 20 progressive PACs in the nation; raised tens of thousands of dollars throughout my region.
Attended fundraisers, met with Congressional members and candidates on behalf of the NALC.
Planned press events relating to activism in my region.
Ohio AFL-CIO Take Back Ohio Campaign, Columbus, OH
Director, Vote by Mail Initiative
Designed/ran first-time statewide Vote by Mail program; brought in over 12,000 voters.
Hired and supervised a staff of twenty employees, union releases, and volunteers.
Oversaw all aspects of the field plan including direct mail and phones.
Worked with Boards of Elections in Ohio’s 88 counties to ensure the effectiveness of the program.
Presented the program at the AFL-CIO Executive Council Meeting in Chicago; was subsequently asked to train staff in other states to run Vote by Mail programs using my field plan as a model.
Played significant role in the broader Take Back Ohio campaign, including authoring all Get Out the Vote phone scripts and directing GOTV for Columbus.