Vote.org Staffing Up Ahead of 2022 Midterm Elections
Largest non-partisan voter registration and GOTV platform hiring 14 new team members to help achieve participation goals
WASHINGTON , May 31, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Today, Vote.org, the largest vote-recording technology platform (GOTV) in the United States, is pleased to announce the addition of 14 new hires to its team. Ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, Vote.org is staffed to take advantage of the 2020 turnout record, in which Vote.org
provided 39.4 million people with essential voting information, leading to more than 4.2 million new voter registers, i 3.4 million ballot requests by mail.
“At such a critical time before the mid-2022 sessions, the combined experience and knowledge of our growing team will be invaluable in the work of Vote.org to achieve a record turnout this fall.” said the CEO of Vote.org Andrea Hailey. “Together we will continue to simplify the voting process for Americans, improve access to the polls and help create a stronger and more representative democracy.”
Vote.org new hires include:
Chief operating officer Kaitlyn Unger has spent the last 15 years working with campaigns and non-profit organizations focused primarily on civic and electoral engagement. Most recently, she served as National Development and Operations Director for For Our Future, and previously worked with Giffords and House Majority PAC.
Communications and community associations
Director of Communication Nick Morrow has led multi-channel communications teams in nonprofits, large corporations, and advocacy campaigns for more than a decade. He previously directed communications at Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTQ + civil rights organization in the United States, focusing on strategies for legislative initiatives at the federal, state, and local levels, and high-profile litigation and regulatory campaigns.
Director of Associations Kelsea-Marie Pym he was recently CEO of Patriotic Millionaires, a group of high net worth individuals united in their concern for the destabilizing concentration of wealth and power. Kelsea has also led and worked on communications for unions and campaigns. BA tea from Boston University.
LToya Knighten Senior Communications Manager is a strategic communications professional with 20 years of experience in public relations and government affairs. He recently served as head of government affairs and communications for the Oklahoma City Department of Health and the Chambers of Commerce. LToya received a degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma.
Director of Community Participation Tiffany Dena Loftin is a committed national civil rights organizer who believes in the liberation and joy of all blacks and the empowerment of young leaders. Most recently, she served as National Director of the Youth and University Division at the NAACP and has led grassroots organizing campaigns in education, democracy, and state violence.
Prairie Rose Seminole native voting consultant he serves on a wide range of boards and is a leader in work and movements that have sown and strengthened public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and electoral engagement at the local, state, and national levels. She is a citizen of the MHA Nation on the Fort Berthold Reservation.
Lydia Simmons, technology association consultant has more than 10 years of experience leading partnerships, sales and social impact initiatives in large technology companies, startups and political organizations. He recently served as head of social impact at Pinterest and received his bachelor’s degree Duke Universitywhere he designed his own specialty in Human Rights and Social Justice.
Programs and policies
Program Manager Belinda C. Chiu has designed and implemented national and international programs working in the nonprofit space. Previously, she helped businesses achieve their sustainability goals and worked for a global advocacy organization that supported youth advocates promoting gender equality and the SDSR. He holds an MSPH from Bloomberg School of Public Health and a BA from Macaulay Honors College.
Director of Electoral Operations, Rasheed O. Varner is a civic data researcher dedicated to the intergovernmental and non-profit electoral space. Previously, they conducted research at Rock the Vote, the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL), and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). They have a degree in Political Science Howard University and a master’s degree in government from Johns Hopkins University.
Development, Finance and Operations
Director of Finance and Operations Ramina Toy has more than a decade of experience in nonprofit financing in both the public and private sectors. He has a degree in management from George Mason Universitya master’s degree in information systems technology from The George Washington Universityand a Project Management Professional certification from The Project Management Institute.
Development and fundraising coordinator Perri Rabbitt He has previously worked in corporate and non-profit sectors pursuing social responsibility through marketing, strategy, project management and operations. She has a degree in Advertising and Communication from the University of Georgia and gets angry with all the community development, health and opportunities.
Product and Engineering
Software engineer Daniel Kaufman Previously, he worked for a government nonprofit transparency organization that used machine learning to automate state congressional transcripts. He has also worked as a university professor and as an English teacher at Japan. Daniel holds a master’s degree in computer science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and a bachelor’s degree in linguistics from UC Berkeley.
Software engineer Steven McKinless He has worked in technology as an engineer for over 5 years in various high growth startups. He received a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University where he studied Computer Science and Entrepreneurship. In his spare time, he enjoys volunteering in his local food forest to donate fresh produce.
Software engineer Diana Patton-LoveCooksey He has worked in technology for 7 years, ranging from software developer to CEO of an educational technology company. Diana received a BA from Swarthmore College and is currently pursuing a master ‘s degree in computer science at Johns Hopkins University.
Vote.org is the largest non-profit, non-profit GOTV (GOTV) technology platform in the United States, with the goal of reaching historically underserved black voters and underrepresented young voters.
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