Leadership and experience
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Charles has a vast range of experience in strategic planning, coalition building, issue campaigns, and fundraising.
From 2006 to 2011, Charles served as Political Director of Democracy for America, the million-member grassroots political action committee founded by Governor Howard Dean. During his tenure, he led campaigns for the public option and against telecom immunity for spying on Americans as well as endorsements of controversial primary candidates against Sen. Joe Lieberman, Sen. Blanche Lincoln, and Rep. Al Wynn. He also directed DFA’s successful campaigns to stop the Republican War on Working Families in Wisconsin and Ohio.
From 1995 to 2006, Charles spent over a decade grassroots organizing and directing statewide campaigns in 17 states for direct democracy initiatives and referendums working with the AFL-CIO, SEIU, and others in fights ranging from funding early childhood development and protecting civil liberties to defending collective bargaining rights and raising the minimum wage.
Annie has a long background in grassroots organizing and political advocacy. Most recently, she managed Ilya Sheyman’s congressional campaign for Illinois 10th district – a competitive, nationally watched race that grew to over 20,000 individual donors, 600 volunteers, and a wave of endorsements from across labor and progressive movements.
From 2008 to 2011, Annie was part of MoveOn’s national team, leading organizing efforts across the Midwest and Plains states on key fights from union solidarity to health care reform. She got her start with Green Corps, the Field School for Environmental Organizing, and with Food and Water Watch, where she challenged water privatization efforts with leaders across the U.S. and around the world.
Policy Program Director
Daniel joined Progressive Congress in November 2010 following his campaign work for Democrat Ron Sparks for Governor in his home state of Alabama. He has attended Auburn University and has degrees in French as a Foreign Language, International Business with a focus on Operations Management, and a Masters in International Relations.
Progressive Congress News Director
Working part-time for Progressive Congress as a social media consultant and trainer, she also manages the Progressive Congress News feeds and our team of volunteer editors. As founder of ProgressivePST, Beth serves as a campaign consultant for several non-profits, unions and community organizations as well as for dozens of federal candidates nationwide.