About Us

Who we are

Making blue waves in progressive fundraising

Since early 2017, GA Campaigns has been on the forefront of using data to drive fundraising for progressive campaigns, causes, and organizations. As the political landscape has grown, so have we – initially born in a call-time room as a way to make the call-time process more effective, our service has expanded significantly. The ongoing expansion of our database through private acquisition of campaigns, non-profits, and other left-leaning causes, has fueled our growth and development as a company. We’ve become experts in digital audience curation, mobile phone lists, bulk email acquisition, and fundraising strategy. Following the 2020 cycle, our database includes information on 20+ million left-leaning American donors with disposable income.

In the 2020 cycle, our hyper-targeted and personalized lists helped more than 1,000 campaigns raise more than $228 million from 3.1 million contributions nationwide.

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TEAM

Joey Mamlin

Technical Director
As a proud Ohioan, Joey is eager to assist in the effort of turning districts blue across all levels of government in the great Midwest. He has advised dozens of Red to Blue campaigns with GAC since 2018, and looks forward to flipping more seats in the upcoming cycle. Joey has particular expertise in helping campaigns responsibly build email programs, and making innovative call time lists.
 
EDUCATION
B.A., Political Science and American Studies, The George Washington University

WHAT EXCITES JOEY?
American History
A nice stereo sound system
Cleveland sports

Meghan McAnespie

Digital Director

Meghan joins Grassroots Analytics following digital strategy and training roles at Washington D.C based digital firms. She has spearheaded digital strategy for Democratic candidates across the country and up and down the ballot. Her specialty has been digital fundraising for top Red to Blue Congressional races. Previously, Meghan was a Field Organizer in Ohio for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential Campaign. She graduated from the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C and is a Lowell, Massachusetts native.

 

WHAT EXCITES MEGHAN?
Training
Online fundraising hauls in down ballot races
Pad Thai

Maria Diaz

Director of Campaign Sales

Maria (she/her/ella) is a Florida native who is passionate about helping to build progressive power from the ground up. Maria joined the Grassroots team after working on the Independent Expenditure side in Florida, advising and helping to fund over 60 electoral campaigns. Previously, she worked at a health policy think tank, analyzing state data and laws related to Medicaid and the ACA Marketplaces. Maria is also an HFA alum.

EDUCATION
B.A., Public Health Studies, Johns Hopkins University

WHAT EXCITES MARIA?
Cheap flights
Mentoring programs
Michelin Guide's DC Bib Gourmand List

Julia Murray

Director of Digital Sales

Julia joined the Grassroots team as a data contractor while attending Syracuse University. She’s excited to bring campaign experience on local and federal campaigns from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New York to the team, and is incredibly proud of the progressive changes that Grassroots’ technology makes possible for candidate fundraising.

EDUCATION
B.A., Citizenship and Civic Engagement and Political Science, Syracuse University

WHAT EXCITES JULIA?
Young women running for all levels of office
Podcasts about political scandals + art heists
Syracuse basketball and the Boston Red Sox

Elvin Bruno

Director of Mobile Fundraising

Elvin is an expert organizer, fundraiser, and movement builder with a decade of experience. He has worked for nonprofits and on political campaigns at the local, statewide, and presidential levels. Elvin is an alum of both the Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden campaigns for President. He enjoys going to his local CrossFit gym and hanging out with friends and his Goldendoodle, Fitzgerald.

EDUCATION
BBA, Finance, Isenberg School of Management, UMass Amherst

WHAT EXCITES ELVIN?
SMS Fundraising
Food
Refreshing ActBlue

Diego Dew

Regional Sales Lead + Director of Intern Programming

Diego is a Bay Area native and former organizer who is passionate about electing Democrats at all levels of government. Diego joined the Grassroots team after serving as a Field Organizer for the Gina Ortiz Jones for Congress campaign. Previously, he worked on Capitol Hill as a legislative intern for Representatives Jackie Speier and Ruben Gallego. He is excited by GAC’s potential to democratize campaigning, thereby widening the big Democratic tent even further.

EDUCATION
B.A., Political Science; Minor in Theatre and Performance Studies, Stanford University

WHAT EXCITES DIEGO?
Snatching power away from Mitch McConnell’s purple hands
Scorsese, Shakespeare, and Selling Sunset
Steph Curry launching from deep

Danny Cooper

Regional Sales Lead

Danny is a native New Yorker who joined the Grassroots team after serving as a Field Organizer with the Arizona Coordinated Campaign during the 2020 cycle. Previously, he worked as a Legislative Assistant advocating for immigration justice for the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. He is proud to join GAC in its mission of democratizing progressive politics and looks forward to helping Democrats win at the local, state, and federal levels.

EDUCATION
BSJ, Journalism; Northwestern University

WHAT EXCITES DANNY?
Progressive victories
Finding new recipes
The rare instances when the Mets and Jets win

Katia Rodriguez

Fall Data Analyst

Katia Rodriguez is a proud Chicagoan who recently graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in public relations. During her college career, Katia was elected and
held office in several positions Director of Communication and Marketing for Kent State’s Undergraduate Student Government and President of the Spanish and Latino Student Association. Katia also held a position during her four years at Kent State as a tour guide, preserving the history at the May 4th Visitor Center.

EDUCATION
B.S., Public Relations, Kent State University

WHAT EXCITES KATIA?
A funny TikTok
Progressives winning all across the country, but specifically in traditionally red states
A beach day to Oak Street Beach in Chicago

Morgan Kull

Summer Data Analyst
Morgan comes to Grassroots Analytics as a Chicagoland area native excited to be a Summer Data Analyst. Currently getting her master's degree in public policy at University of Illinois at Chicago, Morgan will be putting her data skills to the test to help elect Democrats. Previously, she has worked on the legislative side of politics as an intern at the Alabama State House, in a district congressional office in Alabama, and on campaigns helping turn out voters in a variety of Illinois races (IL-06 Sean Casten, IL-14 Lauren Underwood, and a State House race).

EDUCATION
B.A., Political Science, Auburn University
M.A., Public Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago (Degree in progress)

WHAT EXCITES MORGAN?
First time female candidates and flipping Southern seats from red to blue
Cats, coffee, concerts
A new season of the Great British Bake Off

Sadie Newcombe

Fundraising Strategist

Prior to joining GAC, Sadie served as the Call Time Manager for Tedra Cobb for Congress, where the campaign raised more than $1 million in just three days. As a proud Northern New Yorker, Sadie also worked on Tedra's 2018 finance team. She is excited to bring her experience in the call time room to help Democrats win up and down the ballot.

EDUCATION
B.A., Political Science, Niagara University

WHAT EXCITES SADIE?
Women's soccer
Statistical significance
Electing progressive women

Bri Harris

Fundraising Strategist

As an Atlanta native, Bri joined Grassroots Analytics after serving as the Deputy National Finance Director for Amy McGrath. Previously, Bri has worked on statewide and federal campaigns as a fundraiser in Georgia; including Stacey Abrams for Governor. She is excited to bring her experience in fundraising to help campaigns in the south establish a thriving fundraising program.

 

EDUCATION
B.A. Public Relations, Clark Atlanta University

 

WHAT EXCITES BRI?
Her dog, Rocco 
Creating and executing call time programs 
Beyonce concerts

Kiara Madar

Fundraising Strategist

Kiara joined GAC after serving most recently as Deputy Finance Director for Nina Turner. Previously, she worked on Desiree Tims’ DCCC targeted Red to Blue campaign, and got her start in her home district of TX-24 on Kim Olson’s campaign. Kiara is passionate about electing strong women to office.

EDUCATION
B.A., Historical Archaeology, University of York

WHAT EXCITES KIARA?
All the trashiest reality TV
Harry Potter (go Slytherin)
Her dog, Tyler, and her birds, Caeto and Pippin

Richard Elliott

Senior Political Analyst

Richard joined the Grassroots team as a political analyst while attending Johns Hopkins University. He’s excited to bring campaign experience on local and federal campaigns from Maryland to the team. Grassroots Analytics has empowered progressive campaigns that have traditionally had difficulty fundraising to increase their abilities considerably and is visibly changing politics day by day.

EDUCATION
B.A., American Studies, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
M.A., Political Science, Johns Hopkins University

WHAT EXCITES RICHARD?
Progressive candidates for office with new ideas
Trips to the beach
Reading

Trisa Chakraborty

Data Analyst
Prior to Grassroots, Trisa served in many roles on local, state, and national campaigns in Indiana/the Midwest. She is devoted to empowering and fighting for the rights of underserved communities, having spent the past year in a leading role vaccinating and advocating for the homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout her time in college she has conducted multidisciplinary academic research in cancer related immunotherapy, labor economics,
medicaid/medicare, and social justice movements. She is committed to elevating the voices of minority groups and propelling candidates and organizations that can make a difference in their community through inspiration and authenticity.
 
EDUCATION 
B.S., Biochemistry, Political Science, and Healthcare Management & Policy; Minor
in Spanish and Biology, Indiana University
 
WHAT EXCITES TRISA?
Electing more women/BIPOC candidates 
Intersectionality of health policy, medical care, and health administration
Ethiopian food

Yenifer Rodriguez

Data Analyst

Yenifer is a Florida native who is passionate about progressive, female candidates in office. Her interest in political fundraising sparked when she joined the Florida Democratic Party's Finance department as an intern in 2020. At the FDP, she analyzed logistics to promote finance initiatives and developed fundraising campaigns. She then joined Senator Karen Carter Peterson's campaign to represent Lousiana's 2nd Congressional District as a campaign assistant for the field and finance team. Yenifer is eager to learn new groundbreaking fundraising strategies from GAC to help make Democratic dreams come true.

EDUCATION
B.S., Political Science, Minor in Sociology, Florida State University
Pursuing MPA, Masters of Public Administration, Florida State University

WHAT EXCITES YENIFER?
Big foodie
Binge-watching shows
Outdoors

Denisha Ragland

Data Analyst

Denisha is an East Tennessee native who joined the Grassroots Analytics team after serving as the Call Time Manager and Special Assistant for Nina Turner. She is passionate about electing progressive candidates with new and exciting ideas and strategies up and down the ballot.

EDUCATION
B.A., Global Studies, Political Science, University of Tennessee

WHAT EXCITES DENISHA?
BlPOC and women candidates
Reading
International Travel

Robin Miller

Digital Strategist

Robin Miller is a current graduate student at American University in Washington, DC. Robin is a passionate campaign wonk who has worked on campaigns in her hometown of Westford, Massachusetts up to the national level. Robin specializes in digital fundraising through email and advertising, bringing her experience from a Democratic digital firm in the 2020 campaign cycle. Robin has received training from AU's Campaign Management Institute and Emerge MA's Campaign Manager Bootcamp.

 

EDUCATION 
M.P.A., American University, Class of 2022 B.A., Political Science, American University, Class of 2021

 

WHAT EXCITES ROBIN?
Progressive female candidates
Her dog, Rory
Playing the viola
A new book
And the little ding when a candidate gets an ActBlue donation!

Julia Trainor

Digital Sales Associate

Julia joined Grassroots Analytics after spearheading digital fundraising campaigns for candidates at the national and local levels. Having advised organizations dedicated to voting rights, the environment, and women's health, Julia is passionate about driving change in communities through online fundraising and mobilization. She is a Worcester, MA native, and studied communications at Syracuse University, where her interest in politics blossomed.

EDUCATION
B.A., Political Science and Public Relations, Syracuse University


WHAT EXCITES JULIA?
Cats
Reality TV
GOTV
Nerding out over data

Morgan Kull

Summer Data Analyst
Morgan comes to Grassroots Analytics as a Chicagoland area native excited to be a Summer Data Analyst. Currently getting her master's degree in public policy at University of Illinois at Chicago, Morgan will be putting her data skills to the test to help elect Democrats. Previously, she has worked on the legislative side of politics as an intern at the Alabama State House, in a district congressional office in Alabama, and on campaigns helping turn out voters in a variety of Illinois races (IL-06 Sean Casten, IL-14 Lauren Underwood, and a State House race).

EDUCATION
B.A., Political Science, Auburn University
M.A., Public Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago (Degree in progress)

WHAT EXCITES MORGAN?
First time female candidates and flipping Southern seats from red to blue
Cats, coffee, concerts
A new season of the Great British Bake Off

Pryor Krugman

Fall Data Analyst

A proud Atlanta native, Pryor comes to Grassroots to support and uplift progressive campaigns in the American South. After dancing with Atlanta Ballet for 12 years, Pryor began work in nonprofit arts development and management where he garnered extensive fundraising, public relations, and customer service experience. Pryor officially made the shift to the political sphere during the 2020 Election Cycle when he worked with voter mobilization organizations in Georgia and joined now-Senator Jon Ossoff’s campaign. While his experience on the campaign trail was life changing, Pryor is excited to join the Grassroots team where he will work directly with multiple campaigns of all different sizes on the federal, state and local levels--helping them in their effort to make important, long lasting change in this country.

EDUCATION 
B.A., Government and B.A., Artistic Production and Management, Wesleyan University

WHAT EXCITES PRYOR?
Traveling to a new destination (he tries to do this at least once a year)
Commercial airplanes (not a joke)
Delicious meals with friends and family
His dream of someday owning a big, fluffy, orange cat named Polenta

Mort Ricky

Chief Education Officer

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