- 1 Tzintzun Ramirez campaign
- 2 Leap manifesto
- 3 The Peoples' Inauguration
- 4 The People's Summit
- 5 "Wholesome Meme Stash"
- 6 People's Summit 2017
- 7 'Launch organizers and advisors' to Knock Every Door
- 8 2018 Single-Payer Strategy Conference
- 9 "Bernie generation" takeover
- 10 Working for Beto
- 11 References
Becky Bond served as a senior advisor on the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign and was an architect of the campaign’s national, volunteer-driven grassroots campaign. Prior to joining the Bernie Sanders campaign, Becky served as political director at CREDO where she was an innovator working at the intersection of organizing, politics, and technology for over a decade. Becky is a cofounder of CREDO SuperPAC, which was named by Mother Jones as one “2012’s Least Horrible Super-PACs” for helping to defeat five sitting Tea Party Republican Congressmen. She lives in San Francisco, California, with the writer, designer, and book artist Emily McVarish.
Tzintzun Ramirez campaign
Becky Bond and Zack Malitz left Beto O'Rourke’s staff, less than a month after they’d helped the former Senate candidate rake in $6 million in the first day of his presidential campaign. It was seen, at the time, as a strategic shift for O’Rourke — away from the “big organizing” vision that drove his unexpectedly impactful 2018 Senate run. Now, Social Practice, the firm created by Bond and Malitz, who also worked on Sen. Bernie Sanders’s 2016 campaign for president, is turning its “big organizing” vision toward Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez, who on Monday announced her run for Senate in Texas.
Tzintzun Ramirez, a longtime organizer and the founder of a Texas-based nonprofit that mobilizes young Latino voters, is the latest candidate to jump into a crowded Democratic primary race for the Senate seat currently held by Republican John Cornyn — but she may be the Democrats’ best bet, considering her team and progressive platform.
Tzintzun Ramirez, who describes herself as a proud Irish Mexican American, is embracing progressive policy stances like Medicare For All, the Green New Deal, “massive divestment from Immigration and Customs Enforcement,” and rejecting all corporate PAC money. She also plans to roll out a “bold” immigration plan meant to “protect the rights of immigrant workers and families.”
And the 37-year-old hopeful’s campaign will be stacked with veterans from O'Rourke’s 2018 Senate race: Malitz, a key player on the 2016 Bernie Sanders campaign who went on to help create O'Rourke’s massive field operation in 2018, will serve as a senior adviser on Tzintzún Ramirez’s campaign. Katelyn Coghlan, former statewide deputy field director for O’Rourke’s campaign in 2018, will be campaign manager, and Ginny Goldman, co-founder of the Texas Organizing Project, will be a campaign chair. Bond said that she’ll also be helping Ramirez.
Malitz said that the campaign is hoping to raise $100,000 in the first 24 hours of the campaign and that early indications suggested the goal was attainable.
For the past two years, the Leap Manifesto has been a disruptive force within New Democratic Party politics. Now, on the eve of the federal NDP convention February 2018, top organizers for U.S. Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders and British Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn are coming to town to lend the Leap movement support.
“Courage to Leap” is the title of the Feb. 15 event, and the marquee speakers are disrupters themselves from the nations of Donald Trump and Brexit. Among them: Becky Bond, a senior adviser to Sanders and co-author of Rules for Revolutionaries; Emma Rees and Adam Klug from the Momentum U.K. movement; and Marsha De Cordova, a Labour MP and Corbyn’s shadow minister for disabled people.
Bond, who has been carrying a battered old copy of the Leap Manifesto around in her pocket as she organizes across the United States, says there is a natural alliance between Sanders supporters and the people who have lined up behind Leap in Canada and Corbyn in Britain.
“It’s not just a movement in the United States,” Bond said in an interview with the Star. “It’s a movement that includes people from Canada and the U.K. and other countries. I’m going there (to Ottawa) for connections. I’m there to learn what I need to learn so that next time we don’t fall short and that we win.”
The Peoples' Inauguration
Progressive Central The Peoples' Inauguration was held Saturday, January 19, 2013, at the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law 5th Floor Moot Court Room, 4340 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC.
The event was sponsored by Progressive Democrats of America, The Nation, National Nurses United, Democrats.com and Busboys and Poets. The event was advertised and promoted by the Institute for Policy Studies.
The 2:15 pm-‐3:25 pm session, "Organizing for Main Street not Wall Street", was moderated by John Nichols.
The People's Summit
At The People's Summit, Chicago 17-19 2016, a Saturday session was held "Understanding our movement moment";
- Frances Fox Piven
- Tobita Chow - chair The People's Lobby
- Dominique Scott - University of Mississippi, United Students Against Sweatshops
- Becky Bond - Senior advisor to Sanders 2016
"Wholesome Meme Stash"
Members of the Democratic Socialists of America Wholesome Meme Stash closed Facebook group, accessed November 14, 2017 included Becky Bond.
People's Summit 2017
'Launch organizers and advisors' to Knock Every Door
2018 Single-Payer Strategy Conference
Healthcare-Now! Agenda: 2018 Single-Payer Strategy Conference Friday, June 22 – Sunday, June 24 Minneapolis, Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown.
Agenda for Sunday, June 24
- The National Campaign to Win Medicare for All – Holly Miller, National Nurses United
- Bringing Big Organizing to the Single Payer Movement – Becky Bond, former senior advisor to the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign and co-author of Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything.
- This is What Victory Looks Like – Jose La Luz.
"Bernie generation" takeover
Democratic Socialists of America - Knoxville shared a post. June 21, 2016:
Becky Bond June 20, 2016
the secret's out. a bunch of bernie's best organizers are working to orchestrate a campaign that if successful will represent a sea change in how college students turn out in elections (and i hope will hasten the take over of democratic politics by the super diverse, super progressive "Bernie generation.")
Working for Beto
April 2019 atop adviser to Beto O'Rourke, Becky Bond, split with his campaign.
Bond, a longtime progressive activist and organizer known for her work on O’Rourke’s 2018 Senate bid against Republican Ted Cruz, left the campaign along with her deputy Zack Malitz. Malitz worked closely with Bond on Sen. Bernie Sanders’ first presidential campaign in 2016.
The departures come as O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman, has sought to professionalize a campaign operation that was, in its earliest days, small and freewheeling. O’Rourke announced his run for the presidency less than a month ago.
Chris Evans, a spokesperson for O’Rourke, did not address questions about the reasons for the departures or whether Bond and Malitz left voluntarily.
Evans said that Bond and Malitz, who worked for O’Rourke during the 2018 Senate race, only served as employees on a “temporary” one-month basis. Democratic operatives who have worked with Bond this year say she considered herself a central part of O’Rourke’s 2020 operation.
In a statement about her and Malitz’s departure to BuzzFeed News, Bond said it was “time for us to move on to other challenges.”
“Launching a presidential campaign without a big staff or even a campaign manager was no easy feat and it took everyone pitching in,” she said. “We’re proud to have been part of the team of deeply dedicated staff and volunteers who nearly pulled off a historic upset in the 2018 Texas Senate race and broke records launching Beto’s campaign for the presidency.”
They remain “volunteers” for the O’Rourke campaign, according to Evans.
“They were not only instrumental to the historic Texas Senate race but they agreed to help get us off the ground in this monumental undertaking of running a grassroots campaign for president in every part of the country,” Evans said in a statement on Saturday. “Becky and Zack remain close friends of the campaign, and true to form, they have already joined our army of grassroots volunteers who are signing up for shifts and committing to electing Beto president.”
Bond is a well-known organizer in progressive circles, serving as political director of Credo, a San Francisco–based activist group that aimed to push Obama to the left during his administration, before joining the Sanders campaign in 2016. On that race, she and Malitz helped build the Vermont senator’s “distributed organizing” program, which aimed to build volunteer leadership networks in areas of the country where the campaign lacked staff.
She and Malitz committed to support O’Rourke’s team in 2020 at a time when some progressives, including a handful of Sanders allies, were critical of the Texas congressman. Several of Sanders’ former advisers still work for O’Rourke.
As a presidential candidate, O’Rourke has tacked more toward the center of the party, saying early in his campaign that he was “no longer sure” that the single-payer "Medicare for All" bill written by Sanders, which he said he supported in his Senate race, was “the fastest way” to achieve universal health care. He's instead backed a plan that gives people the option to buy into Medicare.
- Common Dreams, February 04, 2018, by Toronto Star, Radical Recipe: Key Sanders-Corbyn Advisors to Back Leap Manifesto in Canada The time is right for 'populism of the left' , bySusan Delacourt
- PDA website, accessed Jan 15, 2013
- 2018 Single-Payer Strategy Conference Friday, June 22 – Sunday, June 24 Minneapolis, MN
- Buzz Feed, A Top Adviser To Beto O’Rourke Has Left His Presidential Campaign Ruby Cramer BuzzFeed News ReporterMolly Hensley-Clancy BuzzFeed News Reporter Posted on April 20, 2019