Standing With You
Our community is supported by a team of campaigners and activists who are working around the clock to resist Trump’s dangerous agenda. We’re passionate about standing up to corruption and fighting for the progressive values that make our country great, and we’re growing stronger by the day.
Meet the team behind Stand Up America:
TASHWEEN ALI, SENIOR DIGITAL STRATEGIST
An experienced digital strategist, Tashween previously led social strategy and audience development for Condé Nast, Hearst, and BuzzFeed. Her passion for optimizing content propelled BuzzFeed lifestyle audience growth by 29 million social followers and helped
introduce the world to viral Tasty videos.
EMMA DELANEY, DIGITAL STRATEGIST
A progressive passionate about making real change happen. Emma honed her digital organizing chops at Glover Park Group, Precision Strategies, and Obama for America.
SAMI DIAZ, DIGITAL ORGANIZER
A writer dedicated to informing and mobilizing the progressive community. Sami previously worked at the Roosevelt Institute, authoring newsletters and grant reports describing research on stronger and fairer economic policies.
BRETT EDKINS, POLITICAL DIRECTOR
An experienced political operative dedicated to progressive change. Brett is a graduate of Yale Law School who previously worked as communications director for Integrity First for America and as aide to former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski.
SEAN ELDRIDGE, FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT
A progressive activist and leader in the fights for LGBT equality and campaign finance reform. Sean was a Democratic and Working Families Party candidate for Congress in 2014 and previously served as Political Director of Freedom to Marry, the campaign to win marriage equality nationwide.
JOSY JABLONS, DIGITAL STRATEGIST
An activist committed to translating digital advocacy into offline action. Josy previously served on the communications teams at the Center for Reproductive Rights and UN Women.
D.J. KOESSLER, DIGITAL DIRECTOR
A veteran digital organizer dedicated to doing the most good, D.J. has written for Olympic athletes, celebrities, and political candidates. He led campaigns at firms like Blue State Digital before proudly serving on Hillary Clinton’s digital team in Brooklyn. He holds a Master’s degree from Columbia University.
NATE LERNER, SENIOR DIGITAL STRATEGIST
A seasoned progressive organizer, Nate most recently ran Build the Wave, an organization that sent more than two million text messages for 37 progressive candidates during the 2018 midterm elections. He is a veteran of six electoral campaigns, including Obama 2012, and the creator of the Boycott Trump app.
LILI MCFARLANE, DIGITAL STRATEGIST
A digital organizer passionate about helping people participate in democracy. Lili brings organizing and digital experience to the Resistance from working for local New York campaigns and Hillary for America.
COLTON MOUNTAIN, SENIOR DESIGNER
A progressive dedicated to using design to drive action and solve problems. Colton previously worked for Bully Pulpit Interactive, where he collaborated with organizations such as the Human Rights Campaign and the ACLU.
SEAN QUINN, SENIOR DIGITAL STRATEGIST
A data-driven digital organizer committed to connecting progressive activists with impactful actions. Sean previously served on the production team at Anne Lewis Strategies for the 2014 and 2016 election cycles.
LEE SOVA-CLAYPOOL, SENIOR DIGITAL STRATEGIST
A seasoned digital organizer committed to creating new activists and delivering real results. Lee previously directed digital campaigns for nonprofits and progressive candidates, and ran legislative campaigns for stronger gun laws at Everytown for Gun Safety.
RYAN THOMAS, PRESS SECRETARY
A communications strategist working to shape the narrative on the issues that matter most to Americans. He was most recently a spokesperson for Tax March and worked on the communications teams at The Hub Project and Hillary for America.