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

Julia Murray

Director of 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

Kate Barton

Director of Campaign Strategy and Fundraising Strategist

Kate joined the Grassroots team after serving as Finance Director for John Blair for Congress in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Previously, she worked on Representative Katie Porter's inaugural 2018 congressional campaign and got her start in campaigns organizing with Hillary for America in 2016.

EDUCATION
B.A., Global Affairs, George Mason University

WHAT EXCITES KATE?
Good campaign ads
Local news
New A24 films

Joey Mamlin

Fundraising Strategist
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

Elvin Bruno

Fundraising Strategist

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

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

Maria Diaz

Regional Sales Lead

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

Destiny Guzmán

Regional Data Analyst
Before joining Grassroots, Destiny served as the Call Time Manager and Campaign Coordinator on Moe Brown’s Campaign for Congress. She specializes in formulating fundraising strategies for first-time candidates, curating fine-tuned donor universes, and has insight into successful fundraising approaches during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is eager to merge her passions of campaign finance, research, advocacy, and data science to empower candidates and organizations who value people and communities first.

EDUCATION
B.A., Public Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

WHAT EXCITES DESTINY?
BIPOC and first-time candidates
The intersection of media, fundraising, and strategy
Streaming Arrested Development whenever possible
 

Sadie Newcombe

Regional Data Analyst

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

Richard Elliott

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

Matt Fisch

Summer Data Analyst
Matt is a New York native who got his start on campaigns as a Fellow for Mondaire Jones’ campaign for Congress in his home district. He also worked as a Field Organizer for the Michigan Democratic Party during the 2020 cycle. He’s excited to join the Grassroots team to help elect progressive candidates.

EDUCATION
B.A., History, Pomona College (Class of 2023)

WHAT EXCITES MATT?
Reality TV
Ice Cream
Talking to undecided voters

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

Claire Cilien

Summer Data Analyst

Prior to joining going Grassroots Analytics, Claire served as a call volunteer for Progressive Democrats of America and a women's empowerment advocate for Project New Yorker. After working as a member of The University of Tampa's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Core Task Force, Claire is looking forward to advancing democratic interests, collaborating with campaigns, brainstorming innovative ideas, and bringing her data analyzing experience to the next level.

EDUCATION
B.A., Political Science, University of Tampa

WHAT EXCITES CLAIRE?
Great Food
Spoken Word
Museums
R&B and Soul music
Progressive Causes

Denisha Ragland

Summer Data Analyst
Denisha is an East Tennessee native who recently served as a Call Time Manager for Renee Hoyos for Congress, where the campaign raised $815,000 over the course of the election cycle. 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
Documentaries

Morgan Kull

Summer Data Analyst
Prior to joining going Grassroots Analytics, Claire served as a call volunteer for Progressive Democrats of America and a women's empowerment advocate for Project New Yorker. After working as a member of The University of Tampa's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Core Task Force Claire is looking forward to advancing democratic interests, collaborating with campaigns, brainstorming innovative ideas, and bringing her data analyzing experience to the next level.

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

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

Claire Cilien

Summer Data Analyst

Prior to joining going Grassroots Analytics, Claire served as a call volunteer for Progressive Democrats of America and a women's empowerment advocate for Project New Yorker. After working as a member of The University of Tampa's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Core Task Force, Claire is looking forward to advancing democratic interests, collaborating with campaigns, brainstorming innovative ideas, and bringing her data analyzing experience to the next level.

EDUCATION
B.A., Political Science, University of Tampa

WHAT EXCITES CLAIRE?
Great Food
Spoken Word
Museums
R&B and Soul music
Progressive Causes

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