From the America Votes website:
- Greg Speed has led America Votes, as president, and previously as executive director, since late 2007. Speed is a leading progressive campaign strategist with a broad experience in politics, having worked for advocacy organizations, the Democratic Party and elected officials.
- Leading one of the progressive community’s most vital organizations, America Votes, Speed has worked to create a coalition of more than 400 national and state partners working in coordination to build progressive power across the country. With operations in more than 20 states, America Votes has served as the coordination hub of the progressive community for more than a decade, leading efforts to advance policies, win elections and advance every American’s right to vote.
- Speed’s unique range of experiences from the progressive movement to Capitol Hill to party committees gives him an expertise to speak to the inter-workings of independent expenditure organizations and the progressive community. He served as communications director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in the 2004 election cycle, press secretary for Congressman Martin Frost during his tenure as Democratic caucus chair and communications director for IMPAC 2000, the national Democratic redistricting project in 2001-2002.
- Speed serves on the boards of Priorities USA, Progress Now and the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center. A foremost progressive expert on the redistricting process, Speed has led AV and its allies in a multi-tiered strategy nationally and in key states to impact redistricting, and currently serves on the board of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee.
- Speed was raised in “Chicagoland” and is a proud alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He and his wife, Lona Valmoro, reside on Capitol Hill with their two children.
National Democratic Redistricting Committee
From:firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com Date: 2008-04-29 18:29
Subject: Do you want to discuss any of these states?
Dear Board, Investors and Progressive Partner Organizations,
Great news! We are proud to announce our newest advisors below. I've also included the most recent successes in each of our state partner organizations.
Please let me know if you'd like to discuss any ProgressNow partner states: California, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio, Washington or Wisconsin.
I'd also like your advice on any of these states: Arizona, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon or Pennsylvania.
Thank you. I look forward to hearing from you.
Mike (303) 931-4547 cell
P.S. Let me know if you wish to discuss our plans around the August convention in Denver (the Pepsi Center is four blocks from our office).
P.P.S. Below is an updated list of our advisors (if you would like to be added let me know)
National Board of Directors: Wes Boyd, Martin Collier, Rob McKay, Doug Phelps, Jared Polis, Deborah Rappaport, Bill Roberts, Jeff Rusnak, Anne Summers, Ted Trimpa (Chair) and Joe Zimlich (We recently lost one of our cherished board members-- Adam Solomon-- who went out of his way to help so many of us and so many progressive causes. Our deepest condolences to his entire family. Adam's passing is a true loss and we will miss him.)
Advisors Include: Alexandra Acker, Karen Ackerman, Jennifer Ancona, Adam Bink, Kafi Blumenfield, Bill Budinger, Marc Buell, Anne Bartley, Patricia Bauman, Jeff Blum, Heather Booth, Robert Borosage, David Brock, Anna Burger, Steve Cobble, Noey Congdon, David Donnelly, Cathy Duvall, Christian Ettinger, Patricia Evert, Kirstin Falk, Ricki Feller, David Friedman, Meg Gage, Beth Ganz, Chris Gates, James Golin, Ellen Golumbek, Ken Grossinger, Jill Hanauer, Honorable Gary Hart, Jerry Hauser, Bracken Hendricks, Norton Kalishman, Craig Kaplan, Paul Lhevine, Paul Loeb, Mark Lotwis, John Luongo, Mike Lux, Awilda Marquez, Matt MacWilliams, Tony Masarro, Peter Murray, Sandy Newman, Eli Pariser, Steve Phillips, Drummond Pike, John Podesta, Michael Podhorzer, Zach Pollet, Carl Pope, Rachel Pritzker, Andrew Rasiej, Cecile Richards, Will Robinson, Robin Rorapaugh, Donald Ross, Ron Rowell, Catalina Ruiz-Healy, Laura Quinn, Marsha Scott, Steve Silberstein, David Sirota, Frank Smith, Greg Speed, Steve Shapiro, Rob Stein, John Stocks, Valerie Tarico, Betsy Taylor, Roy Temple, Lisa Turner, Michael Vachon, Phil Villers, Antha Williams, Al Yates, Jon Youngdahl, David Zwick.
ProgressNow affiliate organizations have already launched in nine states and we hope to expand to twenty-five states by 2012.