Eric Welsby is running for CWG Executive Council! His experience growing and strengthening Labor organizations will be important to CWG’s work over the coming years. Eric will help CWG plan for long-term growth and sustainability. Find out more at ericwelsby.wordpress.com/cwg.
Rehshetta Wells for EC
Rehshetta Wells is running for CWG Executive Council! Rehshetta served on the bargaining team for her previous campaign where workers got everything they asked for in solidarity. She has knowledge, passion, and is a total bad ass! Reach out to her via email email@example.com.
Dyln Wells for EC and VP
Dylan wells is running for CWG Executive Council! He helped lead the state wide effort to unionize the coordinated campaign and is issue organizing during the legislative session. Fighting for workplace democracy is a must, an injury to one is an injury to all!
Katie Warshaw for EC
Katie Warshaw is running for CWG Executive Council! We’re on the forefront of a huge movement. Katie’s excited to use her experience to continue expanding CWG and to secure fair treatment for all campaign workers. Read her full platform here: https://medium.com/@katieforec.
Anlin Wang is running for CWG Executive Council! Community organizer - Philly DSA, Committee Coordinator Past labor organizing: - led successful collective bargaining effort for 2018 PA congressional campaign - organized Philly home healthcare workers (SEIU) firstname.lastname@example.org
Emma Todd for EC
Emma Violet Todd is running for CWG Executive Council! She brings 7 years of experience on progressive campaigns. She is the former Deputy Executive Director of Trans Lifeline and most recently elected the second trans state legislator in the US, Brianna Titone. She can be contacted at 217-303-9415 and EmmaVioletTodd@gmail.com
Meg Reilly for EC and VP
I’m Meg Reilly and I’m running for re-election as CWG Vice President. Please click here to go to my bio and platform: https://bit.ly/2Orz6Qg
Samantha Register for EC
Samantha Register is running for CWG Executive Council! Samantha has worked on 8 campaigns around the US. She has spoken with Buzzfeed News and Huffington Post about her experiences with workplace abuse on campaigns.
Thai Nguyen for EC
I am running for the Campaign Worker's Guild Executive Council for many reasons. I am elated that there is now a Campaign Worker's Guild. Previously aspiring politicians have been "encouraged" to put their management's interest ahead of our own well being. I have seen enough abuses of power in this, so called, professional field. Campaign Workers cannot work more than 40 hours a week, seasonally, and live a healthy, fulfilling life. Vote for Thai Nguyen so we can work together in fighting for Campaign Worker's livelihoods.
Payton McGarry for EC
Payton McGarry is a graduate student in Conflict Management at UNC Greensboro. After becoming a plaintiff in the case against NC HB2 and an active community organizer, Payton began working in electoral politics. Most recently, he was a lead organizer and bargaining team member within North Carolina’s statewide coordinated campaign.
Oriana Mayorga for EC
Alex Liao for EC
Hey, my name is Alex Liao and I’m running for CWG Executive Council! As an organizer on four campaigns in the past year, I’ve seen both the inspiring and toxic aspects of progressive electoral work. Unwilling to accept working conditions that wore me and my teammates down to the core, I successfully fought with my comrades to unionize David Richardson’s congressional campaign in Florida and Cynthia Nixon’s gubernatorial campaign in New York. In doing so, we won benefits including a $4,250 monthly salary floor for full-time employees and 3 weeks severance pay, as well as a high-level staffing change that drastically improved the day-to-day experiences of workers on the ground. I’ve also served as an elected union steward, fighting wage theft and other contract violations.
After finding so much through CWG— empowerment, camaraderie, and material gains, I want to serve on the Executive Council to help deliver all of these things to campaign workers across the country these next two years. I’m committed to using the upcoming electoral cycle as an opportunity to grow the union exponentially and fundamentally change campaign culture for the better. With candidates racing to embrace the progressive values that we’ve been championing for years, we have a chance to make union contracts standard practice on Democratic campaigns up and down the ballot. In this aim, I plan on focusing heavily on increasing CWG’s outward facing efforts, so that all campaign workers know that unionizing is a viable option for them and all campaigns know that they will be held accountable if they don’t live up to the principles that they preach on the stump.
Our movement is only as strong as the people that are in it. And if the culture of exploitation, harassment, and disregard for quality of life remains the norm in our field, we will churn and burn this moment away. As leaders of this fight within the fight, CWG can make this work accessible, just, and sustainable for the organizers of today and tomorrow. Let’s get to work!
Griffith Hibbard-Curto for EC
@GriffGHC is running for CWG Exec Council! Bernie alum Field + Data worker with exp. in both staff + mgmt from local to congressional elections. With Alabama House Dems in 18. I'm a sensitive + active participant on the EC + want to expand CWG member input + benefits for 2020.
Brandon Hanson for EC
Brandon Hanson is running for CWG Executive Council! After working as an organizer and RFD, and serving on multiple CWG committees, Brandon’s running to support campaign workers by fighting mistreatment and exploitation on campaigns while growing CWG union membership.
Renée Hagerty for EC
Active in politics since age 11, Renée has worked on electoral, issue, and community based campaigns. She has experienced the joys of leading a successful field team as well as the fear inside toxic work environments. As a worker who was fired during an organizing attempt in 2016, she understands intimately the challenges, risks, and rewards facing those trying to unionize in politics.
Uniquely, Renée worked directly alongside the Executive Council during the cycle 2018 as the first ever CWG staffer. As a staffer, Renée became familiar with existing administrative structures like PledgeUp, Action Network, Slack and Airtable. She also worked to set-up new tools to help automate the work of the EC by automating emails and social media monitoring. As a representative, Renée worked with teams from six states in various stages of the unionizing process. As the only person to have served the members of CWG without being an officer, Renée is keenly aware of the weaknesses and strengths of our governing board.
In addition to administrative and representative work, Renée also served at the negotiating table on several campaigns. As a lead negotiator, she wrote the first successful contracts with guaranteed days off, a 40 hour work week, and severance payments that included an extra month of medical coverage, among other major wins for workers. She is energized about continuing to fight for fair wages, reasonable hours, just policies, and safe environments for workers across the country!
If elected, Renée would work to streamline and evolve the EC to ensure it is flexible enough to fight for ALL workers, and strong enough to win. Renée will meet the urgency of the 2020 cycle with an unwavering commitment to growing our ranks through good work. She will also strive to ensure the future of our union through strategic, long-term, and quality planning with equally solid execution.
For questions about her opinions, qualifications, or just to chat about the future of politics, you can reach Renée at email@example.com or on FB as Renée Michelle. Our union is small but mighty; be sure to vote before April 1!
Genna Goldsobel for EC
Genna Goldsobel is running for CWG Executive Council! Genna lives in Brooklyn and is a feminist, activist, and community organizer. She has been a youth organizer, a high school teacher, a retail employee (for many, many years), a bartender, and a campaign worker. Genna has worked on four electoral campaigns- El-Yateem for City Council in Brooklyn, Shelley Mayer for NY State Senate, Ross Barkan for NY State Senate, and Tammy Baldwin for US Senate. While on Ross Barkan's campaign for NY State Senate, Genna and her colleague worked to unionize the campaign, and with support from canvassers, it became the first fully-unionized campaign with CWG in New York City.
Genna has played every role within a campaign, from canvasser to deputy field director. Her favorite role of all time is as a canvasser- she loves grassroots organizing and meeting folks where they're at.
Genna is currently a tenant organizer and works with tenants living in rent-stabilized buildings to ensure they know their rights as tenants, to assist them in creating a Tenant Association in their building, and to stand side-by-side as they take on their landlords.
She will always advocate and fight for equity alongside young people, colleagues, friends, and comrades.
You can follow Genna on twitter at @GennaGoldsobel, friend her on Facebook, or follow her on Instagram @peopleandplacesandsmiles.
Caleb Files is running for CWG Executive Council! They are a Senior Digital Strategist at the AFL-CIO and previously worked as a Digital Director at NextGen America. Before this they served as a field director on a number of electoral campaigns. Caleb is a member of Metro DC DSA.
Christian Duffy for EC
Christian Duffy is running for CWG Executive Council! Growing up in a proud union home, Christian saw the benefits that union membership had on both his family & community. He has brought the respect he was taught for the dignity of work to every campaign he has been a part of.
Charlie Cox for EC
Charles Cox is a public policy graduate student at the University of Minnesota, political organizer, and Army National Guard officer. In early 2018, he led the organizing and bargaining efforts for workers with Erin Murphy for Minnesota, the first gubernatorial campaign to unionize. Charles was elected as a union steward and remains an active CWG member.
Michael Beasley for EC
Michael Beasley is running for re-election of the Campaign Workers’ Guild Executive Council. With her letter-carrier father and public school teacher mother, Beasley grew up in a union household in Iowa. Beasley has understood the dire need to support workers since her childhood when her father would explain economics to her on her favorite chalkboard in her playroom. While she has been involved in politics as long as she could understand the conversation at the dinner table, Beasley saw firsthand what happens when workers are without rights. After being in a car accident that caused her to lose her job (due to medical treatment), Beasley felt lost. She knew that something had to be done.
After joining a major presidential campaign in mid-2015, she again was greeted by the horrors of what happens when workers are not a part of the conversation. Working unreasonable hours while battling walking pneumonia for over 7 months, with minimal days off ,she could not understand how candidates who preach labor rights and are endorsed by labor unions could treat their staff with such disdain. One cannot pour from an empty cup. Together, let us get rid ourselves of the stigma that in order to be a proficient campaign worker we must sell each hour of our day, that we must disregard our own mental health boundaries, or that we must continue to work in unsafe working conditions without protective procedures in place. There was a time when a 6-day mail delivery seemed impossible. When we stand together, we win.
Over the last year Beasley feels that she has learned the ropes and will be able to provide additional aid, while promoting the safety of all CWG members. She looks forward to future projects and continuing to find where her voice fits into this narrative. Please reach out with any questions, comments or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org. Solidarity forever.