updated April 10, 2015)
three million supporters, Ready for Hillary is encouraging former
Secretary of State Clinton to run for president in 2016. Ready for
Hillary is assembling
a national grassroots army that is ready to help Hillary win in 2016 if
she decides to run. We believe Hillary Clinton is the best qualified
person to be president in 2016 and that her historic election would
build upon the progress of President Obama and
continue to lead this country into the future.”
Co-Founder/Co-Chair Allida Black
"Human rights advocate, historian and longtime Hillary
supporter." Research professor of history and international
affairs at The George Washington University since Jan. 1998.
Ph.D. in American history from The George Washington University, 1993;
B.A. in political science from Emory University, 1974.
Candidate for Virginia House of Delegates in 47th District in the June 2009 primary. From 2008-08, Parkhomenko served as executive aide for Friends of Hillary, HILLPAC, Hillary for Senate 2006, and the Hillary Clinton for President campaign. In 2003, as a student at Northern Virginia Community College, Parkhomenko founded votehillary.org. In 2009 he graduated from the DC Metropolitan Police Academy, and he serves as a reserve law enforcement offficer. He is a senior at George Mason University.
Executive Assistant Eric Jeng
Junior innovation advisor at the U.S. Small Business Administration, Feb.-June 2013. Degree in political science from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012, after attending National Taiwan University.
Deputy Director Alissa Ko
(Aug. 2013) Associate director of public
engagement at the Presidential Inaugural Committee. Operation
Vote director at OFA-Virginia from Aug. 2012; western regional
Operation Vote Director/National AAPI Vote director at Obama for
America from March 2012. Deputy PAC director at Consumer
Attorneys of California, 2010-12. President of California Young
Democrats, 2009-11. Political/community organizer for SEIU Local
100, 2008-Jan. 2010. PAC/development coordinator at Consumer
Attorneys of California, 2005-08. B.A. in business economics from
UCLA. From Thousand Oaks, CA.
Communications Director Seth Bringman
(announced Feb. 27,
Communications Associate Sean England
(May 2014; started as an intern in Jan. 2014)
B.S. in political
science from The George Washington University, 2014; in 2012 interned
at the White House. From Buffalo, NY.
Digital Director Nickie Gyorfi Titus
(announced March 27, 2013) Director of digital
media at Kaine for Virginia from Sept. 2011. Business development
director at Blue State Digital, Oct. 2009-March 2011. Director of
client services (Feb. 2007-Oct. 2009) and senior account executive
(Dec. 2004-Feb. 2007) at O'Brien, McConnell and Pearson.
Marketing manager at the DNC, Aug.-Nov. 2004. Production
coordinator at EMILY's List, April 2003-Aug. 2004. B.A. in
political science from American University, 2003.
Digital Associate Evan Wessel
(March 2014) Legislative affairs intern in the
Office of the Vice
President, June 2012-March 2014. B.S. in economics from the
University of Delaware, 2012; fellow at the University of Delaware's
Institute of Public Administration, Feb.-June 2012.
Voter Activation Network Administrator
Master of public policy
degree from the College of William and Mary, 2014. Undergraduate
degree in government and history from the University of Virginia, 2007.
270 Strategies (firm founded by Mitch Stewart, Jeremy Bird and Mark
Beatty of the Obama campaign)
(announced July 10, 2013 "...manage daily operations for Ready for Hillary’s on-the-ground field, volunteer training and recruitment, and constituency engagement programs.")
Youth Director and Regional Director
(announced Aug. 13, 2013) Consultant to the
Fund. Associate director for youth outreach at the Presidential
Inaugural Committee. Youth vote director on Organizing for
America-Nevada, Aug.-Nov. 2012; youth vote coordinator at Obama for
America in Chicago, Sept. 2011-Nov. 2012. B.S. in journalism from
Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, 2011.
LGBTQ Director LIsa Changadveja
(announced Sept. 23, 2013) Political fundraiser
at SSC in Texas, March-Sept. 2013. Campaign manager on Ann
Johnson for State Representative (Houston, TX), May-Nov. 2012.
Regional field manager at Planned Parenthood Federation of America,
July 2011-May 2012. Deputy field director with Colorado
Democratic Party/coordinated campaigns, Aug.-Nov. 2010. Regional
field director on Bennet for Colorado, Jan.-Aug. 2010. Regional
field director on Hillary Clinton for President in NV, OH and IN, Aug.
2007-May 2008. Volunteer coordinator on Kulongoski for Governor,
Aug.-Nov. 2006. Legislative/communications assistant to state
Sen. Curt Thompson, Oct. 2005-July 2006. B.A. in political
science/history from Brenau Women's College.
Black Americans Director Quentin James
(announced Oct. 8, 2013) National director of
the Sierra Student Coalition, May 2011-Sept. 2013. Executive
political aide and policy assistant at Green for All, June 2010-Jan.
2011. Staff assistant/legislative correspondent to U.S. Rep.
Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, Jan.-Dec. 2009. Deputy Ohio Youth Vote
director (July-Nov. 2008) and SC field organizer (May 2007-Jan. 2008)
on Obama for America. B.A. in Africana studies from Howard
University, 2011; started at Furman University, 2006-08.
Women's Office Director Jessica Grounds
(announced Nov. 6, 2013) Chair of the Board of
Directors at the Women Under Forty PAC from Jan. 2010 to present; and
founder and principal strategist at Solid Grounds Strategy, Jan. 2010
to present. Executive director at Running Start, Jan. 2010-Nov.
2013. Vice president of Stones' Phones, 2004-09. Training
lead at Hillary Clinton for President, 2007-08. Assistant project
manager at Aristotle International, 2003-04. Post-graduate
studies at Georgetown University and American University; B.A. in
political science from Pepperdine University, 2003.
Women's Office Deputy Director China
(May 2014) Campaign manager on Brianne Nadeau for DC City Council, 2013-14. Law clerk at the Executive Office of the President of the United States, 2013-14. Government relations Intern at the Pedestal Group, 2013. Law clerk at the Environmental Protection Agency, 2012. Peace Corps colunteer in El Salvador, 2007-09. J.D. from Howard University School of Law, 2014; B.A. in legal communications from Howard University, 2007. Native of Charleston, SC.
Latino Americans Director Christopher
(announced Dec. 9, 2013) Special assistant to
John A. Pérez from June 2013. Operations director on Wendy
Greuel for Mayor campaign in Los Angeles, March 2012-May 2013.
Field director (Nov. 2010-March 2012), Southern Calif. field director
(Vote 2010 campaign) (July-Nov. 2010) and deputy political director
(Feb. 2008-July 201) for the California Democratic Party. Worked on
Hillary Clinton for President interning in California and as a caucus
organizer in Iowa, Nevada and Minnesota. B.A. in political
science from UC
Davis, 2007; associates degreee from Citrus College. Los Angeles
Regional Organizing Directors
(all four directors announced April 16, 2014) "engage supporters
in Ready for Hillary's efforts and
infrastructure of volunteers throughout their respective regions, while
overseeing multiple high-priority programs to grow a massive list of
Western Jessica Mejia
Campaign manager on
Anthony Rendon for
California State Assembly. Campaign manager on Congresswoman
Sanchez's 2010 re-election campaign. Field director on Judy Chu
Congress. Field director for
Ricardo Lara for Assembly (CA). Statewide Get-Out-The-Vote
for the California Democratic Party “Yes We Can! California ’08”
campaign. Deputy director of political affairs for the 2008
Democratic National Convention Committee. State field director
for Hillary Clinton for President in Colorado. Volunteer
coordinator for Barbara Boxer for U.S. Senate, 2004. Midwest
deputy regional field director for the DNC,
2004. Attended California Lutheran University. Los Angeles
native. Experience also
includes working as an organizer for SEIU 1928.
Deputy Western Ian Leviste
Southern Hans Goff
Senior associate at M
Public Affairs; founder (2010) and CEO of Voting Works, LLC.
Rocky Mount/Northeast regional field director for OFA-NC, Obama's 2012
re-election campaign. Other experience includes work for Gov.
Mark Warner, the New Jersey General Assembly Majority Office, the
non-profit YouthBuild Newark, U.S. Rep. John
Olver, Gov. Jon Corzine and Sen. Robert Menendez. Master of
public affairs and politics from
Rutgers Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, 2008;
double major in government and African-American studies from William
and Mary, 2005. Started out in politics in high school, working
as an intern for Trenton Mayor Douglas Palmer. Native of
Trenton. Godson of Pattie LaBelle.
Deputy Southern Kareem Absolu
B.A. in political science from Rutgers.
Founder (2013) and
Bluprint Strategies (>), a
consulting firm based in Des Moines. Iowa general election
director on Obama's re-election campaign; earlier, through Jan. 3,
2012, he served as OFA's Iowa caucus
director. Eadon directed Iowa Democrats' 2010 Coordinated
Campaign. Iowa state director for
Organizing for America in 2009. In the 2007-08 cycle he was the
field organizer hired in Iowa for Obama's campaign, and continued on
the campaign through Nov. 2008. In 2006 he was a field
organizer for the Iowa Democrats' Coordinated Campaign in the Cedar
Attended the University of Iowa. Originally from Elmhurst,
Deputy Midwest Gracie Brandsgard
Studied economics at Grinnell College. Served as president of College and Young Democrats of Iowa, 2013-14.
Recently joined Hilltop Public
Solutions. District director in the office of Congresswoman Ann
McLane Kuster (D-NH) from Jan. 2013-March 2014. Political
director on Organizing for America - New Hampshire, Obama's 2012
re-election campaign. Executive director of New Jersey Democratic
Committee from Jan.
2011. Senior political and field advisor on the John Lynch for
Governor 2010 campaign. Political director on Sen. Chris Dodd's
campaign (reported Feb. 2007). Northeast political director for
Sen. Evan Bayh's All America PAC in 2006; the PAC paid for Downey
to work as finance director for the NH Democratic State Senate Caucus
roughly May 2006. Deputy scheduler for Sen. Joe Lieberman in his
Washington, DC office. Worked on Sen. Joe Lieberman's NH primary
campaign starting in July 2003, doing advance and driving the Joe
car. Field and political director for Manchester City Democrats
during the 2002 elections. Undergraduate degree in political science
from Holy Cross College, 2002. Grew up in Long Valley, NJ.
Deputy Northeast Sara Moe
(May 2014) B.A. in political science/social and public policy from New York University, 2014. Field organizer for Obama campaign in Dover, NH, May-Nov. 2012.
National Finance Director Matt Felan
(announced March 31, 2013) Principal at Felan
Strategies LLC. Chief Development Officer for Special Olympics
Michigan. Finance director to Creigh Deeds campaign for Governor
of Virginia, 2009. Deputy national finance director on Hillary
Clinton for President. Lead fundraiser for Richmond Mayor Dwight
C. Jones in 2008. Executive director of Governor Tim Kaine’s PAC,
Moving Virginia Forward, from Feb. 2006. Deputy campaign
manager/finance director for Tim Kaine’s victorious 2005 gubernatorial
campaign. Mid-Atlantic finance director for Joe Lieberman’s 2003
presidential campaign. Deputy national finance director for Jean
Carnahan’s 2002 U.S. Senate campaign. Finance director of Dianne
Byrum’s 2000 congressional campaign in Michigan’s 8th CD. B.A. in
international relations from Michigan State University’s James Madison
College. Native of Bay City, Michigan.
Deputy Finance Director Alex Smith
(Sept. 2013) Grassroots associate at the Dewey Square Group, July 2010-Aug. 2013. B.S. in architecture from University of Virginia, 2010.
National Finance Council
(announced May 28, 2013)
Susie Tompkins Buell (San Francisco, CA) - co-founded the Esprit clothing company
Steve and Amber Mostyn (Houston, TX) - lead the Mostyn Law Firm, a nationwide law practice
Cynthia Guerrero - Jeff Johnson - Chris Kelly - Jo Ousterhout - Carol Pensky - Shelly Porges - George Soros - Caren Turner
[the National Finance Council held an all-day strategy session at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in Manhattan on Nov. 21, 2014]
Data Director Amy Drummond
(announced Jan. 7, 2014) Lead analyst at the New
Institute for the 2012 cycle. Director of data and analytics at
the League of Conservation Voters for five years. Program analyst
at EMILY’s List during the 2004 and 2006 election cycles. Worked
as an ontological engineer at an artificial intelligence research
organization in Austin, TX. Several years graduate work in
philosophy at the University of Virginia; undergraduate degree in
philosophy from Smith College. Connecticut native.
Grassroots Fundraising Director Neisha
(announced Jan. 7, 2014) Fundraising development at The Cooper Union, 2013. Associate at Hudson TG, political consulting firm, Aug. 2010-Aug. 2012. Junior fundraiser at The Esler Group, July 2009-Aug. 2010; and campaign finance compliance officer at Gioia for New York, July 2009-Jan. 2010. B.A. in political science from Montclair State University, 2008. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago.
Compliance Director Amy Wills Gray
(from mid-July 2013) Constituent services
representative to Sen. Carl Levin. Worked for Friends of Hillary
from 1999 to 2005.
Operations Manager Joanne Antoine
(Feb. 2014) Membership director for the
Leadership Council from May 2010. Field organizer on Cory Booker
for U.S. Senate, July-Sept. 2013. OFA-FL deputy field organizer,
Aug.-Nov. 2012. M.A. in public policy from Monmouth University,
2012; B.A. in journalism from New Jersey City University, 2009.
New Jersey native.
Operations Associate Iran Campana
(Sept. 2014; started as a Latino constituency
intern in May 2014) Working towards an M.S. in public
administration and nonprofit management from University of Central
Florida; B.S. in criminal justice from University of Central Florida,
Operations Connor Shaw
Working towards a B.A. degree from Indiana University Bloomington.
Counsel James (Jim) Lamb
Attorney at Sandler
Reiff Young and Lamb. More than 25 years of campaign,
government service, and legal experience. General counsel on
Richardson for President, Inc. (Bill Richardson's 2007-08
campaign). Of counsel at Harmon, Curran,
Spielberg & Eisenberg, LLP. Minority Counsel for the U.S.
Senate Governmental Affairs Committee's 1997 investigation of illegal
or improper activities in connection with the 1996 presidential
campaign. Campaign manager for Michigan Supreme Court candidate
Marilyn Kelly in 1996. Campaign manager and deputy district
administrator in Rep. John Dingell's Dearborn office,
1991-95. Executive assistant to Michigan Democratic Party
chairman F. Thomas Lewand, 1989-91. Community development
specialist for Sen. Donald Riegle’s Detroit regional office,
1987-89. J.D. from Wayne State University Law School, 1995;
undergraduate degree from University of Michigan, 1987.
Craig T. Smith
Strategic outside counsel to Penn Schoen Berland;
principal at PSB from Jan. 2006. Advisory board member and
president at mCapitol Management. Campaign director and senior
Joe Lieberman for President, Inc.. President of Chief Advantages,
a public affairs firm. Vice president of Democratic Outreach at
Voter.com. Campaign manager for Gore 2000
from Jan. 1999 until it moved to Nashville. White House political
director, Jan. 1997-Dec. 1998. Co-executive director of 53rd
Committee. Deputy campaign manager and political director on the
1996 Clinton/Gore reelection campaign. Deputy director of the
White House Office of Political Affairs. Deputy director of White
House Personnel. Political director at the DNC, 1993-94.
Field director of the 1992 Clinton/Gore campaign. Finance
director of the Clinton for President Exploratory Committee,
1991. Secretary of Appointments to Boards and Commission in the
Office of Gov. Bill Clinton. Executive director of “Jobs for
Arkansas’ Future,” a public-private economic development
partnership. J.D. (1982) and B.S. in public administration (1980)
from the University of Arkansas. Native Arkansan.
"independent communications consultant with particular
elite media messaging and Democratic issue advocacy" Experience
includes senior vice president at Navigators Global; vice president at
The Glover Park Group; and vice president at Van Scoyoc Associates,
Inc.. Among others, Sefl has advised Terry McAuliffe, then Gov.
David Paterson (NY), and Hillary Clinton for President. Directed
communications for Wal-Mart Watch. Worked at the DNC under Terry
McAuliffe, 2003-04. M.A. and Ph.D. studies in sociology at the
University of Illinois at Chicago; B.A. in sociology and music from
Senior advisor on Hillary Clinton for President, 2007-08. Director of communications for Friends of Hillary and HILLPAC, 2005-07. National chair of the DNC Women’s Vote Center, 2002-04. Senior advisor to Hillary Clinton's campaign for U.S. Senate in 2000. Deputy director of communications, director of communications and then Counselor to President Bill Clinton, 1997-2000. Director of communications and deputy campaign manager for the Clinton-Gore re-election campaign, 1995-96. Vice president for public policy at the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, 1994-95. National affairs columnist for Ms. magazine, 1988-89. National director of Americans for Democratic Action, 1985-87. Political director at the DNC, 1981-85. Aide to then Rep. Barbara Mikulski (MD). Sister of former Rep. Barney Frank.
Chairman of the board (elected Jan. 2014) at Meyer,
English & Klein, P.C.; manages the firm's Washington office
(rejoined the firm in 1998). Advisor to the campaign
manager on Hillary Clinton for President. Served as president of
Catalist. In the 2004 cycle Ickes established and headed up The
Media Fund, which ran $50 million in media, and then served as chief of
staff for ACT. Senior advisor to Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2000
U.S. Senate campaign. Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief
of Staff to President Clinton, beginning of 1994-Jan. 1997. A
director of Meyer, Suozzi for 14 years, 1980-93. J.D. from
Columbia University Law School. B.A. in economics from Stanford
University, 1964, after one year at the University of Arizona.
Worked on cattle ranches and construction jobs for three or four years
in California and Oregon. Upon finishing at Stanford, Ickes
volunteered on the Mississippi Freedom Project in 1964; his first
presidential campaign was Gene McCarthy in 1968, and has been involved
in every presidential campaign since.
Former Congresswoman and Undersecretary of State Ellen Tauscher
(announced April 10, 2013) Strategic advisor at
Donelson. Special envoy for Strategic Stability and Missile
Defense at the State Department, Feb.-Aug. 2012. Undersecretary
of State for Arms Control and International Security June 2009-Feb.
2012. Elected to Congress representing CA-10 (East Bay, Walnut
Creek) in 1996 and re-elected six times, resigning to serve in the
Obama Administration. Moved to California in 1989.
Fourteen-year career on Wall Street at Bache Halsey Stuart Shields,
Bear Stearns & Co., Drexel Burnham Lambert and as an officer of the
American Stock Exchange. B.S. in early childhood education from
Seton Hall University, 1974.
Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm
(see The Hill, May 15,
Distinguished Practitioner of Law and Public Policy at UC
Berkeley. Elected governor of Michigan in 2002 and re-elected in
2006. Elected attorney general of Michigan in 1998.
Appointed Wayne County Corporation Counsel in 1994. Federal
prosecutor in Detroit starting in 1990. J.D. from Harvard Law
School, 1987; B.A. in political science from U.C. Berkeley, 1984.
Originally from Vancouver, BC; family moved to California when she was
four. Co-author of A
Governor’s Story: The Fight for Jobs and America’s Economic Future.
Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin
(announced Sept. 26, 2013) Chairman of the board and CEO of Purpose Built Communities, and visiting professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. President of Clarke-Franklin and Associates, Inc., a general management consulting practice, partner in Urban Environmental Solutions (UES), an infrastructure and transportation firm and founder of the political blog, Blogging While Blue. Two-term mayor of Atlanta; elected in 2001 and served through 2009. Chief Administrative Officer and City Manager under Mayor Andrew Young. Commissioner of Cultural Affairs under Mayor Maynard Jackson. M.A. in sociology from University of Pennsylvania; B.A. in sociology from Howard University.
(from March 2014) Co-founder (2002) and partner
of NVG, LLC
(Nueva Vista Group). Special Assistant to the President in the
Chief of Staff's Office and the Domestic Policy Council, 1999-Jan.
2001. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislation/Congressional
Liaison at HHS, 1993-99. Legislative assistant to Sen. Alan
Cranston (CA) and Rep. Edward Roybal (CA). J.D. from
Hastings College of the Law, 1988; B.A. in political science from UC
(reported by L.A.
Times' Maeve Reston Aug. 20, 2013) Los Angeles-based
political consultant. Was a top aide to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio
Villaraigosa. Worked on Hillary Clinton for President as field
director in California, Texas and North Carolina.
Law professor at Seton Hall; joined the faculty in
1996 as an assistant
professor. Candidate for state Senate in June 2013 primary,
losing to incumbent Nia Gill. Alexander served on Obama's 2007-08
campaign starting as policy director and later as New Jersey state
director and senior advisor; he took a leave of absence from Seton Hall
starting end of Feb. 2007 to join the campaign. Took leave to
serve as general counsel to Cory Booker’s campaign for Mayor of Newark,
2006. Issues director for the Bill Bradley for President
campaign, Jan. 1999-April 2000. Litigator with Gibson, Dunn &
Crutcher in San Francisco. Clerked for Chief Judge Thelton
Henderson of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of
California. Issues director for Sen. Edward Kennedy’s (D-MA) 1988
re-election campaign. Legislative assistant to Sen. Howard
Metzenbaum, 1986-88. J.D. from Yale University Law School,
1992. B.A. in architecture from Yale University, 1986.
Selected RfH press
July 15, 2014 - Ready for Hillary Adds more than 33,000 New Donors in Second Quarter, Raises over $2.5 Million
April 10, 2014 - Ready for Hillary Adds more than 22,000 New Donors in 3 Months, Raises over $1.7 Million
Jan. 7, 2014 - Ready for Hillary Raises Over $4 Million from 33,361 Donors in 2013
July 31, 2013 - More than 10,000 Grassroots Donors Encourage Hillary to Run
Examples of blog ads:
Metrics as reported by Ready for
Hillary PAC on April 10, 2015:
4 million Hillary supporters identified
2.4 million+ people who have signed the official pledge to help Hillary win if she runs
2.1 million+ Facebook supporters
1.2 million+ Ready for Hillary bumper stickers shipped
55,000+ contributions of exactly $20.16
45,000 miles traveled by the Hillary Bus
1,300+ grassroots organizing and fundraising events in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, and with Democrats Abroad in 5 different countries
200+ college campuses with Students for Hillary groups
Nearly 100 campus visits by the Hillary Bus
$15 million raised
98 percent of contributions are $100 or less