Aidan is a former grape-picker turned digital strategist who has worked in progressive politics since joining Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign in 2015. He has worked for nurses unions, immigrant rights groups, environmental organizations, and several House, Senate, and Presidential campaigns.
Director of Email
Priya has been working in politics since 2014 when she was a field intern for Wendy Davis’ run for Texas Governor. Since then she has worked across many campaigns and organizations in operations and communications, landing in digital organizing and fundraising. She has run, owned and grown the email programs of progressive giants like Ro Khanna and Cori Bush, labor organizations like National Nurses United and organizations like Common Defense.
Director at Large
Lance got his start in organizing for immigrant justice in Chicago. Since then, he has helped manage social media for Senator Bernie Sanders’ historic 2020 presidential campaign, cultivated audiences and created content reaching millions for the Sunrise Movement, Democratic Socialists of America, the United Electrical Union, and local grassroots organizing.
Senior Ads Strategist
George is a writer and advertising strategist who has previously worked with the LGBTQ Victory Fund and the Michigan Democratic Party. His work has supported top Senate candidates as well as a local campaign to flip his hometown city council. He has also been a researcher and graduate worker at Indiana University, and he’s interested in how disinformation and media systems stand in the way of a better world.
Kharis is a progressive digital organizer who has spent the past two years working on a wide variety of campaigns. After getting started as an intern at Win Without War, they continued to work in counter-recruitment and anti-militarism before stepping into electoral politics in the 2020 election cycle. Comfortable drafting emails, blog posts, and memes, Kharis is passionate about the various ways writing can help dismantle systems of oppression and create positive, progressive change.
Social Media Strategist
As a first-generation immigrant, Raiya knows that building power among immigrant communities and the working class is essential to securing material victories and our collective liberation. Raiya’s devotion to the progressive movement led her to join immigrant rights efforts at the height of family separation under Trump. Witnessing inhumane immigration policies firsthand only intensified her commitment to progressive policy-making, leading her to join Senator Bernie Sanders’ senate office and, soon after, his 2020 presidential campaign as a Policy Analyst. Before joining B&R, she served as a Legislative Project Specialist with the American Postal Workers Union. In her free time, Raiya can be found at a midday movie screening, reading anything written by Ursula Le Guin, or on the dance floor.
Social Media Strategist
Blaise has a nonprofit background and has worked in a number of fields, including community health, HIV testing and outreach, LGBTQ justice, union organizing, and workers’ rights. Through their varied experience they have come to understand how the issues impacting our world are deeply intertwined. They’re excited to plug in with orgs and candidates who are using the digital space to build power and contribute to this vital work. In their free time Blaise can be found making too much ice cream, swimming in the nearest body of water, or with their nose in a book of NYT crosswords.
Benny got his start in politics as an intern on the Boston City Council focusing on the formerly incarcerated, zoning and affordable housing. He then became an intern on Andrea Campbell’s Mayoral campaign and has since worked on Mayoral, Sheriff and District Attorney races. In his free time, he can be found watching soccer games or enjoying the outdoors.
Arthur is an experienced digital strategist and campaign organizer. He’s been a part of socialist electoral campaigns in NYC, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s 2018 primary win, and coalition work like the effort to stop Amazon HQ2 in Queens. He has experience running email programs for a wide array of organizations and candidates. Arthur is also a fiction writer in his free time.
Susie has over ten years of design experience. They’ve worked at agencies with clients such as Sony Pictures, Netflix, Hulu, etc.—but their proudest work has been with the values-aligned people and orgs (The ACLU, 1in6, The Markup, and more) building a better future for all. Susie is 1.5 generation Vietnamese-American. Their best future is one in which divestments from the United States’ defense budget is used to develop a thriving solidarity economy, and the military industrial complex is starved of its ability to abet imperialism. In their spare time, they like to paint and cook.