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sagenicholson
12:45
Sage (She/Her) from Portland OR! I adopted FL but am ready to take on GA now :)
Katie Whittemore
12:46
im in nyc but team PA!
Jess Wilson
12:48
jess from NYC! team NC!
Mark J (he/him): Pgh, PA
12:54
Mark J from PA!
Amanda Darus
12:58
Amanda, San Francisco, Adoped NC, Captain on election day virtual staging locations :)
Madeline Warkins
12:58
Madeline from Chicago! Team WI
Victoria Tomkinson
12:59
I’m Victoria! I’m in NYC and volunteered for Team MI (my home state!)
Danielle Blick
13:01
Danielle She/Her in FL, adopted FL & GA!
Katie Greene
13:05
Katie from Birmingham, go Team PA!
Rachel Brinn
13:05
HI! Rachel Brinn from Seattle. Adopted NC but let’s go Georgia!
Jenn Whyms
13:06
Jenn from Baltimore, adopted PA and now pivoted to GA!
Kristina Klausser
13:07
I'm Kristina (she/her), in Jacksonville, FL, Team Florida (and now Georgia)
Christina Gorski
13:09
Christina (She/Her) in Pittsburgh! Adopted PA and Florida, but now onto Georgia!
Natalie Hansford (she/her)
13:11
Hi, Natalie (she/her) here! I’m currently in DC but adopted FL––now on team GA, of course :)
Alyssa Kress
13:11
Alyssa (she/her) - I’m in LA but a Philly girl at heart so Team PA!
Jill Santandreu
13:12
From San Francisco, CA, adopted WI
Evan Martin (He/Him)
13:12
I'm Evan! Living in PA and also proud team PA!
Kathy Archibald
13:12
Hi I’m Kathy in San Diego. Team PA! Cheesesteaks and soft pretzels and democracy!!
jaime boris
13:13
Hi there! Jaime (she/her) in Philadelphia from Team PA
Alli Green
13:13
Alli from Seattle - adopted Michigan for the General, now on team GA
Cady Gleason
13:14
Cady from Dublin, CA. Adopted AZ and ready for GA!
Suhritt
13:15
Suhritt (he/him), WI, based in Chicago Suburbs
Jessie Brill
13:16
Hello! Jessie (she/her) from Syracuse, NY. Team WI. Nice to see some familiar faces from Biden campaign events :)
Abigail Zagariello
13:17
Abigail from NJ!!
Emily Amata
13:18
Emily, team WI and soon team GA
Elliot Clement
13:18
I’m Elliot (he/him)! I’m on Team PA and now ready to go for GA!
Megan
13:19
Megan (she/her) from San Francisco. Team PA!
Autumn Scheske
13:20
Autumn from Team PA!!!
janiedusenberry
13:20
Hello! Janie (she/her) living in Brooklyn. Team PA and now team GA!
William's iPhone
13:21
Bill from teams AZ and PA and GA
Anne Leone
13:29
Anne from NYC!! (Team PA)
Darcy Bairen
13:29
I'm in Denver, volunteered for team PA
Sam Pinkleton (he/him)
13:32
Andrew and Sam in LA. We were in Phoenix for a month. in the car but then will get on camera soon!
Rebecca Sealfon
13:33
Rebecca (she/her/they), team NC and now team GA
Brianna
13:34
Brianna (she/her) in MD; Team PA->GA
Heather Huey
13:35
Heather from Seattle! Adopted Florida and helped out in Texas!
Jess Stoltz (she / her)
13:42
Jess (she/her) living in NYC from PA and adopted PA :)
Cecilia Iole
13:42
Cecilia (she/hers) from Chicago, I adopted my home state of AZ!
Erin Sforza
13:43
Erin (She/Her) from Long Island. Adopted FL, ready to win the Senate seats in GA!!
Kate
13:45
Kate from team PA!
Diandra Durand
13:50
Diandra from NYC (Team Michigan)
Roni Patrone
13:52
I’m from California and volunteered primarily in Nevada and Maine, but also Florida, Georgia, Texas… and others!
Shane Epps
13:52
Shane (he/him) from LA, team Michigan
Danielle Blick
13:59
Hi Elliots cat!
Cheryl
14:00
Cheryl from Team Florida
Tim (he/him)
14:04
Tim (he/him) from Worcester, MA! Team NC and now Georgia!!
Catherine Barra
14:05
Cat (she/her) from NY!!!
Divya Goel
14:09
Divya from Michigan/Massachusetts, team Michigan!
Mallory Zumbach
14:12
Mallory (she/hers) based in Portland, OR; Team Michigan and now Team Georgia!
Elliot Clement
14:17
Jojo says hello too!
Megan Burnham
14:21
Hi, I'm Megan (she/hers) from NYC. Team PA and now GA. I'm still working so may not be on video or as engaged as I would like.
Alexandria Deusenberry
14:27
Alexandria (she/her) from CA, Team MI -> Team GA
Michelle Karl, Team NC
14:28
Michelle (she/her) from Nashville TN!
Paul Huynh Team AZ=>GA
14:52
=>Paul from NYC = adopted AZ but also worked with Beto's Powered by People for Texas and now adopting GA
Erin Sforza (She/Her)
14:59
Hi Jojo!!!
Herschel Doby
15:17
Herschel Doby! (he/him) in AZ. Team AZ, now Team Georgia!
Amy Renz
15:24
Just wow to all of you all!
Mallory Zumbach
15:25
Reagan was part of my events host training! Yay!
Jenn Whyms (she/her)
15:31
Jojo's doing some good work there
Reagan Hunter, he/him
15:39
Ahhh! Glad you could be here Mallory! Nice to see you again!
Mark J (he/him): Pgh, PA
17:45
Team INTJ!
Lisa Uyematsu
17:51
Team introvert!
Diandra Durand
17:57
ENFP!!
Leslie Carrington (she/her/hers)
18:00
so many of us!
Katie Greene
18:01
Woo! Fellow INTJ here!
janiedusenberry
18:02
Yay introverts!
Alyssa Kress
18:05
INFJ club!
Danielle Blick
18:15
yes introverts and the question i need answered!
Elliot Clement
18:26
Yay INFJs!
Ashley, Team GA
20:28
So many approvals.
Ashley, Team GA
21:37
Canva fans come through!
Shane Epps
21:39
Love canvas!
Shane Epps
21:45
*canva
Mallory Zumbach
22:19
Canva is great; we used it a bunch for Women in Music event invites and I use it for work email blasts
sagenicholson
23:14
Attacking Purdue is my dream job
Evan Martin (He/Him)
23:22
same
Danielle Blick
23:28
depending on how bad he is omg lol amazing
Tim (he/him)
23:29
No shortage of content…
Leslie Carrington (she/her/hers)
23:30
lollll
Jenn Whyms (she/her)
23:45
He's the grift that keeps on giving
Kristina Klausser
23:46
I saw the tweets about the empty podium for him at the debate just a little while ago.
matt levine, (he/him)
23:52
yeah Tim…endless
matt levine, (he/him)
24:22
@Jenn nice
Mallory Zumbach
24:50
Sage, I love it
Ashley, Team GA
26:00
I feel that.
Rebecca Sealfon
36:00
What is the best way to adopt Georgia if you are out of state and best at writing, computer programming, and data analysis?
Kris Pruden
36:32
ooh, same question! :)
Ashley, Team GA
37:34
Shout out to the people who jump around!!
Leslie Carrington (she/her/hers)
37:52
Love hearing these stories and all these different paths
Mallory Zumbach
38:06
Cue up the House of Pain, it’s time for all of us to jump around
Jessie Brill
38:07
Having lived in Wisco, Jump Around has a different meaning to me now haha
Jessie Brill
38:19
But yes! Love hopping around to different places
Amanda Darus
38:23
Unfortunately I need to run to another meeting (west coast problems!) Thank you all so much, can't wait to watch the rest from the recording!
Leslie Carrington (she/her/hers)
38:31
lol @mallory
Kaitlyn Smith
38:32
It’s so amazing to hear these stories!!
Ashley, Team GA
39:08
omg
Reagan Hunter, he/him
39:09
Scheduling & Advance is still the coolest part of campaign work
Kaitlyn Smith
39:18
scheduler sounds fun and insane!
Mallory Zumbach
39:19
I mean, I would watch that show
Danielle Blick
39:29
same
Michelle Karl, Team NC
39:40
yayyyy love corey booker!
Kristina Klausser
39:46
Cory Booker is my favorite
Erin Sforza (She/Her)
40:59
My girls almost knocked me out of the way to see Cory Booker on a Zoom.
Kaitlyn Smith
41:18
That is so cool!
Kristina Klausser
41:22
That's so cute Erin. They have good taste.
janiedusenberry
41:39
Hahah that’s awesome Erin! Raising them right
Mallory Zumbach
41:44
All these different trajectories are so interesting
Abigail Zagariello
41:55
and inspiring!
Nandi O'Connor, (she/her)
42:20
Been there!!
Hannah de Groot
43:21
Thanks Ashley for asking this question <3
Kaitlyn Smith
43:29
^^^^
Leslie Carrington (she/her/hers)
43:35
Loved that
Jessie Brill
44:40
Love the ACLU <3
Leslie Carrington (she/her/hers)
45:43
The thing that keeps coming across is the importance of having an open mind and being flexible which I love
Jessie Brill
45:55
Yeah definitely, Leslie!
Amelia Rosenman
46:08
I love hearing how each person’s passions have evolved, and what it’s like when you find the right fit
Jess Stoltz (she / her)
46:26
Can you all touch on how you move from job to job (especially when campaigns end). How do you make sure you have steady work as an organizer?
Erin Sforza (She/Her)
46:51
@Jess Great question!!
Leslie Carrington (she/her/hers)
47:12
^^^^^^
Ashley (she/her)
48:40
There is a great org that connects people without experience on the hill to jobs on the hill with progressive elected officials!
Mallory Zumbach
48:42
Yuuuccckk
Ashley (she/her)
48:43
https://progressivetalentpipeline.org/
Shane Epps
48:59
The photo is suuuppper jarringly terrible.
Leslie Carrington (she/her/hers)
49:09
Thank you Ashley, this is awesome!
Jess Stoltz (she / her)
49:14
thanks Ashley!
Kaitlyn Smith
49:17
Thank you so much Ashley!!
Hannah de Groot
49:23
Awesome Ashley!!!
Jenn Whyms (she/her)
49:25
ditto, thank you Ashley!
Jessie Brill
49:28
Ah that's super cool, Ashley!
janiedusenberry
49:32
Beautiful, thanks Ashley!!
Erin Sforza (She/Her)
49:35
Thanks Ashley!!
Rachel Brinn
49:43
What a fantastic resource@
Natalie (she/her)
49:45
Thanks, Ashley! That’s an awesome resource.
Jessie Brill
50:12
"Chase that feeling" love that. I feel that
Kaitlyn Smith
50:24
^^^^^
Ashley, Team GA
50:35
^^^ +1
Rachel Brinn
50:55
“Chase that feeling” - I think that’s why a lot of us are here
Leslie Carrington (she/her/hers)
51:04
100%
Victoria Tomkinson
51:10
Same, I love that
Alexandria Deusenberry
51:13
^^ +++
Divya Goel
51:46
GO BLUE!!
Kaitlyn Smith
51:48
I love spending your vacation days to volunteer. That is so amazing
Garrison Anderson
51:49
LOL Hatch act! :D
Victoria Tomkinson
51:52
Woo go team MI!
Kaitlyn Smith
51:57
Team MI!!!
Shane Epps
52:00
#TeamBigGretch
Rachel Brinn
52:12
Worrying about the Hatch Act. How quaint.
Mark J (he/him): Pgh, PA
52:27
@Rachel: Seriously.
Mallory Zumbach
52:32
You’ve got the bug
Leslie Carrington (she/her/hers)
52:34
lol @rachel
Hannah de Groot
52:42
#FlipTexasBlue
Kaitlyn Smith
52:50
I’m addicted too...
Erin Sforza (She/Her)
52:58
Addicted is definitely a word I would use!
Leslie Carrington (she/her/hers)
53:03
Same
Amelia Rosenman
53:21
Agree!
Michelle Karl, Team NC
55:08
question
janiedusenberry
55:09
Question
Kathy Archibald
55:09
Question
Nico Gutierrez
55:09
Question
Alexandria Deusenberry
55:13
Question
Rachel DelRocco Terrazas
55:13
Question
Divya Goel
55:14
Question
Rachel Brinn
55:19
Question
Priyanka Dobson
55:45
Question
Jess Stoltz (she / her)
55:45
same michelle
Braxton (he/him)
56:05
#cancelstudentdebt though! Lol
Leslie Carrington (she/her/hers)
56:16
yesssss
Garrison Anderson
58:50
question
Julie Lance
59:02
Such a great question Janie
Shane Epps
59:24
Supporter housing is amazing!
Ashley (she/her)
59:41
It’s my dream to be someone’s great supporter housing
Ashley, Team GA
59:51
^^ same
Alyssa Kress
59:53
@Ashley 100%
Ashley, Team GA
59:57
Lets buy a big house in a battleground
Amelia Rosenman
01:00:05
that’s so cool!
Alyssa Kress
01:00:08
I tried to get my parents to house Obama supporters in 2008…
Hannah de Groot
01:00:11
Omg that is awesome
Jenn Whyms (she/her)
01:00:13
that is absolutely WILD
Danielle Blick
01:00:13
My friend did this in NH for Hillary! (did not realize it was a thing though lol)
Kaitlyn Smith
01:00:16
wow that’s so cool.
Shane Epps
01:00:33
Let’s buy houseS!!!
Erin Sforza (She/Her)
01:00:41
@Shane LOL!!
Abigail Zagariello
01:00:47
if only i could afford that
Autumn Scheske, (she/her)
01:01:00
good question!
Sam + Andrew
01:01:32
WE LOVE THIS HOT TAKE
Jess Stoltz (she / her)
01:01:57
^^^
Hannah de Groot
01:01:57
This answer <3
Abigail Zagariello
01:02:00
ME TOO
Leslie Carrington (she/her/hers)
01:02:06
Yes, agreed!!
Emily Amata
01:02:13
empathy is such a great life/work tool
Michelle Karl, Team NC
01:02:26
great answer!
Emily Amata
01:02:27
And so the reason trump lost
Leslie Carrington (she/her/hers)
01:02:29
I feel like there's been a lot more awareness around this the past couple of years, but we need even more
janiedusenberry
01:02:31
Greta answer!
Sam + Andrew
01:02:38
Brb subscribing to yr podcast Ashley
Leslie Carrington (she/her/hers)
01:02:49
^^^^^^^
Danielle Blick
01:03:10
sameeeee
Kris Pruden
01:03:45
empathy+enthusiasm are super important to any career imo
Jessie Brill
01:03:46
Is campaign hype team a job?
Mallory Zumbach
01:03:55
+1 Jessie
janiedusenberry
01:04:01
Jessie! Lol
Leslie Carrington (she/her/hers)
01:05:16
This is such a great question. Love the forward thinking.
Mallory Zumbach
01:05:27
Yeah great question Nico!
Kathy Archibald
01:05:27
Hi Autumn’s kitty! <3
Erin Sforza (She/Her)
01:05:37
That's what I'd like to get involved with. Building and maintaining the infrastructure to make sure Dems can be up and running at a moments notice.
Danielle Blick
01:05:42
autumn’s cat <3 i need those snuggles
Enrique Rosell
01:05:45
question!
Jenn Whyms (she/her)
01:06:07
Autumn's kitty is such a handsome panther
Autumn Scheske, (she/her)
01:06:29
haha thanks Jenn!
Ashley, Team GA
01:06:58
yesss
Ashley, Team GA
01:07:02
Everyone should be a server
Alexandria Deusenberry
01:07:07
Server life I can talk to any stranger lol
Abigail Zagariello
01:07:10
100%
Michelle Karl, Team NC
01:07:14
omg yes server life
Abigail Zagariello
01:07:19
also makes you realize how awful people are
Herschel Doby
01:07:26
I have to go, but thank you for all this information everyone! Let’s go flip the Senate!
Braxton (he/him)
01:07:27
Yes Alexandria! Servers make GREAT campaign organizers!
janiedusenberry
01:07:37
Being a server definitely helped me be way less awkward
Megan Burnham
01:07:37
or have to work in the service industry at some point. major life skills from that
Erin Sforza (She/Her)
01:07:37
It changes the way you treat people.
Jenn Whyms (she/her)
01:07:42
+1 any type of retail really
Braxton (he/him)
01:08:13
+1 to my grocery store clerk friends, I did that for 5 years and still rep my fast scanning times
Leslie Carrington (she/her/hers)
01:08:37
HA love it @Braxton
Jenn Whyms (she/her)
01:08:51
@Braxton my husband worked at a grocery store, respect
Michelle Karl, Team NC
01:08:54
lollll love it
Garrison Anderson
01:08:56
Love that response.
Alexandria Deusenberry
01:09:22
So much organizer love!! Thank y’all for sharing wisdom and giving us your time 💜
Enrique Rosell
01:10:50
Great question Rachel!!
Abigail Zagariello
01:11:07
I have to hop off but thank you all so much! This has been so interesting!
Erin Sforza (She/Her)
01:11:25
@Abigail Have a good night!
Rachel DelRocco Terrazas
01:11:29
Thank you all!
Garald Degrow
01:11:32
Where is the document she referred too?
Garald Degrow
01:11:37
with the job boards?
Tim (he/him)
01:11:52
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1emmRpn3h_9MLlBTsS5BKby5B4CLA_0YNVCs37BGsOB0/edit
Tim (he/him)
01:11:57
^^
Jessie Brill
01:11:57
@Garald in the Political Careers group on the Mobilize community!
Reagan Hunter, he/him
01:12:01
Small pitch for programs like Arena Academy too! Getting that experience really can help prepare you for full-time campaign work!
Hannah de Groot
01:12:22
Thank you panelists! You've been so helpful! Thanks for your time!
Leslie Carrington (she/her/hers)
01:12:36
Thanks @Reagan, definitely looking into that!
Divya Goel
01:12:45
Thank you!!
janiedusenberry
01:13:09
Thanks Reagan!
Erin Sforza (She/Her)
01:13:47
Love Arena!
Amelia Rosenman
01:13:56
Thanks for giving us teachers hope!
Erin Sforza (She/Her)
01:14:13
Awesome question.
Megan
01:14:31
You all are wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us! I’m on West Coast time and need to leave for a work call—that’s the only reason I’m leaving before all the q’s are finished. Thanks again!
Diandra Durand
01:15:06
question
Amelia Rosenman
01:15:13
Do people on campaign teams often transition to working for the person after they are elected? Or are people more often campaign specialists that move onto another campaign?
Mallory Zumbach
01:15:27
100%!
Diandra Durand
01:15:39
Do you anticipate that more organizing positions will become virtual?
Priyanka Dobson
01:15:55
Everything IS about Georgia! Let’s bring it home!
Leslie Carrington (she/her/hers)
01:15:58
Team GA!!
Kristina Klausser
01:16:02
Mallory's cat is really into Georgia, I can tell.
Ashley, Team GA
01:16:02
I think so, Diandra
Hannah de Groot
01:16:02
#AdoptGeorgia #48Days
Ashley, Team GA
01:16:21
https://votesaveamerica.com/georgia
Kristina Klausser
01:16:24
We have such great candidates and they have such awful ones. Truly.
Nandi O'Connor, (she/her)
01:16:30
Sorry yes - Georgia first!!!
Victoria Tomkinson
01:16:39
Let’s go Georgia!!
Alexandria Deusenberry
01:17:05
Call out to Madi lol where’s she at!!
Ashley, Team GA
01:17:23
https://votesaveamerica.com/georgia
Erin Sforza (She/Her)
01:17:26
I have to go, toddler meltdown in progress. Thank you for your time everyone!!!
Jenn Whyms (she/her)
01:17:35
They're both such great candidates, I can't wait to make more calls
Hannah de Groot
01:17:37
Join the Georgia Field Office in the Community :)
Michelle Karl, Team NC
01:17:40
thank you so much!!!
Amy Renz
01:17:41
Thank you so much!!!
Megan Burnham
01:17:44
thanks everyone!!
JC Gab (she/her)
01:17:44
Thank you!!!
Danielle Blick
01:17:44
thank you all so so much this was soo helpful!!!
Alexandria Deusenberry
01:17:45
Thanks so much Ashley W and everyone else for joining on the panel!!
Julie Lance
01:17:45
Amazing!! Thank you.
Kristina Klausser
01:17:46
This was awesome. Thank you everyone!!
Emily Amata
01:17:47
Thanks you all!
jaime boris
01:17:47
Thank you all!
Kaitlyn Smith
01:17:47
Thank you!!!!
Priyanka Dobson
01:17:48
Thank you so much!!!
Amelia Rosenman
01:17:49
Thank you all!!!!!
Elliot Clement
01:17:49
Thank you all!!
Tim (he/him)
01:17:50
Thank you all SO much!!!
Cheryl
01:17:50
Thank you all!
Natalie (she/her)
01:17:51
Thanks, everyone! This was great!
Victoria Tomkinson
01:17:52
Thank you all so much!! This was amazing
Mallory Zumbach
01:17:53
This was awesome! Thank you all so, so much!
Jess Wilson
01:17:53
Thank you!
Cady Gleason
01:17:54
Thank you all!!
janiedusenberry
01:17:56
Thank you all so much for being here!!!
Reagan Hunter, he/him
01:17:56
Best of luck to you all!
Jenn Whyms (she/her)
01:17:57
Thank you, so inspiring!
Braxton (he/him)
01:17:57
thanks y’all !
Leslie Carrington (she/her/hers)
01:17:57
Thank you all so, so much! This was wonderful.
Sam + Andrew
01:17:59
THANK YOU!!!!
Emily Nagler
01:18:00
Thank you all!!
Christina Gorski
01:18:02
Thank you so much!!!
Kate
01:18:03
Thank you! go GA!
Autumn Scheske, (she/her)
01:18:04
Thank you all! This was fantastic!!
Jessie Brill
01:18:04
Y'all are amazing!!!! <3
Jill Kirkpatrick (she/her)
01:18:04
I’m obsessed with you all you are amazing! Thank you so much
matt levine, (he/him)
01:18:10
hey thanks everyone....
Rachel Brinn
01:18:14
Thank you all so much for your time!