Everyone loves big, new announcements in the new year, and boy do we have one for you! We are super excited to announce that Kate Goertzen has joined our team as our new Managing Director!

Kate joins us after consulting for the last three years doing everything from designing and executing communications strategies for issue campaigns to running accountability research agendas. She has expertise in coalition and community building, inclusive strategy-setting and organizational design, and strengthening grassroots actions and setting long-term strategy alongside those it will impact most.

In this role, Kate will be working to connect projects across teams, managing our governance structures, and holding our diversity, equity, and inclusion work.

Outside of organizing on and off the clock, Kate loves spending time exploring the greater DC area, cooking, container gardening, supporting and being a part of local art, reading with a view, vacationing without a plan, hiking and pilates, live music, and finding the next incredible full-album experience.

Please join us in welcoming Kate!

We’re so excited for the start of 2019. Already groups are developing their advocacy plans and prepping for spring elections. More to come!

Happy New Year!

Andrea, Daniela, Dawn, Gnora, Jacque, Kate, Marisa, Mark, Sarah, Scarlett


PS – We’re also hiring for an Issue Campaigns Director who will largely focus on our Democracy Done Right Campaign. The position is located in Washington, DC and pay is between $65,000 – $75,000. Please help spread the word!