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Alex Hanns

Everyone is entitled to make his or her own healthcare decisions. Especially when reproductive rights are under attack, men need to stand with women to protect and expand those fundamental rights. #ThisIsWhy

Andrew Kretschmar

Andrew Kretschmar is currently a member of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Illinois Public Policy and Advocacy team based in Chicago, Illinois. As the Senior Manager of Advocacy, Andrew is primarily responsible for implementing the Association’s state public policy ...

Benjamin Head

Ben Head serves Political Director for US Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky in Illinois’ 9th Congressional District and Millennial Organizing Consultant for Citizen Action-IL. As a political consultant, campaign manager, and community organizer, he has managed winning issue and ...

Blake Kelly

Blake Kelley uses his experience in speech writing, TV journalism, and digital marketing to bolster the voice of the progressive movement. Growing up in a rural union home ignited the spark that led to his activism for ...

Dave Lowitzki

Dave Lowitzki is government relations and political consultant. Before founding Lowitzki Consulting, LLC – a government relations and political consulting firm – in 2015, Dave Lowitzki spent eight years leading the legislative, policy, and political work for ...

Gabriel Drury

After graduating early from UW-Madison in 2013 with a B.S. in Economics, Gabe moved to Chicago. Gabe is the Director of Business Development and Marketing for Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, a premier plaintiff’s trial law firm in ...

Jaylin McClinton

Jaylin D. McClinton is District Manager for Illinois State Representative Juliana Stratton. Jaylin is an alumnus of Saint Sabina Academy, Curie Metropolitan High School, where he was enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, and the University ...

Julian Federle

Julian Federle oversees operations and strategic planning for the Legislative Affairs, Policy, and Programs Divisions for Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs. In addition to overseeing the Office’s legislative and policy priorities, Julian leads the Office’s public facing investment ...

Justin Horwitz

Justin is a social entrepreneur and political activist who grew up on the north side of Chicago. Before branching out on his own to launch a digital media startup, he served as the Political Director for State ...

Luis Klein

Born and raised in Chicago, IL, Luis Klein has been working as a consultant, campaign and government staffer for progressive candidates and organizations for over a decade. Having grown up in a union household and the son ...

Markus Pitchford

Markus Pitchford is a Democratic political strategist that has worked on many campaigns across the state. Most recently, he served as deputy campaign manager for State Senator Scott Bennett and African American outreach coordinator for the Illinois ...

Marquell Smith

Nathaniel Meadow

Nathaniel Meadow will be graduating with a joint Medical and Public Health degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in May of 2017.  As a member of the Urban Medicine Program at UIC he began working ...

Nils Robbins

Nils serves as the Communications Director for Democratic Municipal Officials, the DNC association that advocates for mayors, council members, and other local electeds who identify with the values of the Democratic Party. In addition to communications, he ...

Omari Prince

Omari received his degree in Computer Science from the Dillard University in 2000 with a minor in Business Management. Omari has managed several campaigns starting in 2012 which was the Donna Miller for State Senate. In 2014 ...

Oren Jacobson

Oren Jacobson is a multi-sector consultant and civic activist. He sits on the board of the Illinois Campaign For Political Reform, the American Jewish Committee’s Chicago ACCESS Board, and on the advisory council for Avodah-Chicago. He is ...

Perry Green

Perry William Green, III is a seasoned community, labor and political organizer. Currently, Perry is an organizer with SEIU Healthcare Illinois/Indiana/Missouri/Kansas. Perry has worked in the non-profit, governmental and education sectors at various organizations and as an ...

Zach Koutsky

Zach Koutsky is the Legislative and Political Director for Local 881 United Food and Commercial Workers and previously served as Senior Advisor and Campaign Manager to State Treasurer Michael Frerichs. He has worked for nonprofits and political ...

Zachary Henderson

Zac Henderson is currently a law student at The University of Chicago Law School. He is an active member of the executive boards of If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice; The American Constitution Society; OUTlaw; and The Chicago ...