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New Faces

New Faces

Jason Berlin and Field Team 6

When Jason Berlin starts talking, it’s pretty clear he’s going to make you laugh. What you don’t expect is that it will be about things that usually make you cry -- like the 2016 election, Republicans or the fact that the world actually does need saving. That’s because Jason used to write comedy and reality show tv and now uses those skills at Field Team 6 to register Democrats to vote. So if you think activism means angry people in Birkenstocks, take a look at this video and let Jason and his infectious good humor prove you wrong. (more…)
Nancy
March 4, 2020
New Faces

31st Street Swing Left: Grassroots in Action

If anyone is the embodiment of the New Face of Democracy, it’s Lisa Herrick of 31st Street Swing Left. A clinical psychologist with no political experience whatsoever, she channeled her despondency after the 2016 election into creating and running a group of like-minded people from all walks of life who share a common goal -- supporting Democratic candidates for office to flip red districts to blue. The video speaks for itself, and Lisa speaks powerfully. (more…)
Nancy
November 17, 2019
New Faces

Postcard Writing Groups: A Lovely and Beautiful Benefit

What is a Postcards to Voters group? Imagine a cross between an activist meeting and a 21st century knitting circle whose members meet regularly to write colorful, friendly postcards to get out the Democratic vote in elections around the country. And while these activists write, and talk, they are immersing themselves in positive messaging, building community and finding their political voices. Their commitment to changing our democracy one postcard at a time epitomizes the remarkable grassroots energy that is defining this moment in our history. (more…)
Nancy
May 9, 2019
New Faces

Pamela Bell, Founder of Prinkshop

Videography by Mehmet S. Yildirim Fashion insider and quintessential cool girl Pamela Bell is using her talent for design and merchandising at her company Prinkshop to speak out about the most important issues facing our society today. (more…)
nfod
December 14, 2018
New Faces

Perry Gershon, Congressional Candidate

Videography by Mehmet S. Yildirim Perry Gershon never thought he would run for office… until Trump was elected.  Instead of sitting around and stewing about it for four years, he decided to run for Congress.  In this video, hear what motivates him and his advice. (more…)
nfod
October 11, 2018
New Faces

Catherine Vaughan, Flippable

Catherine Vaughan, CEO and co-founder of Flippable, is a New Face of Democracy because she used her passion for public service and management skills to create a game changing force to turn state legislatures from red to blue. (more…)
nfod
September 4, 2018
New Faces

Rachel May, NY Senate Candidate

What do you do if you’re naturally shy but you've got something important to say? If you’re Rachel May, you run for office. And then you win. Rachel is a political newcomer from Syracuse, NY who is running as the Democratic candidate for NY State Senate. In this video learn how she overcame her fears to stand up for what she believes in. (more…)
nfod
September 3, 2018
New Faces

Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Climate change: intractable, vexing, global…. and solvable. Nicole Crescimanno Meehan of Citizens’ Climate Lobby talks about the carbon fee and dividend, a common sense, economic solution for climate change.   (more…)
nfod
February 13, 2018