Jenn Brown

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Jenn Brown


Jenn Brown, is a former leader of Battleground Texas. Now Executive Director at Civic Nation, Washington DC.

She once worked for Steven Phillips.

Activist career

Background

Jenn Brown is a northern California native and a 2003 graduate of the University of California, San Diego, where she served as student government president. She attended a training program for budding community organizers at the Midwest Academy and honed those skills working with the United States Student Association. In 2008, she was Minnesota state director for the Obama campaign, then managed nine states during the 2010 midterm election cycle as an organizer with Organizing for America. In 2012 , she served as field director for Obama for America in the crucial state of Ohio, where she oversaw a team of over 600 field staff and 130 offices.

“People can change the world for the better,” Brown observes. “All we have to do is help them understand the power they have and the tools they need to do it.”[2]

Hiring email

Vote Hope, a group with a PAC and 527, founded by Steve Phillips, emailed January 22, 2008 with a help-wanted, announcing that they're "fired up to win California for Obama!" The email suggests that the organizing will be done through another group of which Steve Phillips, son-in-law of the Democratic mega-donors Herb Sandler and Marion Sandler, is president, PowerPAC.

From the email:

With Election Day fast approaching, we wanted to let you know about a great opportunity to support Obama and get paid! On February 5th, PowerPAC, an organization supporting Barack Obama, will be hiring organizers to help turn out the vote. Here is the job description:

Organizers are responsible for: • Calling Voters in specific locations and reminding them to vote. • Providing Voters rides to th eir polling location. • Checking polling locations to make sure supporters have voted.

The pay is $12 an hour. Vote Hope hasn't returned a couple of calls about how active they've been in the other activity they planned: Rounding up early votes for Obama.

From: Jenn Brown

Date: Jan 22, 2008 1:04 AM Subject: Paid jobs to support Obama on Election Day! Please forward... To: xxxx@votehope2008.org

Hello Barack Obama Supporter!

With Election Day fast approaching, we wanted to let you know about a great opportunity to support Obama and get paid! On February 5th, PowerPAC, an organization supporting Barack Obama, will be hiring organizers to help turn out the vote. Here is the job description:

Organizers are responsible for:

  • Calling Voters in specific locations and reminding them to vote.
  • Providing Voters rides to th eir polling location.
  • Checking polling locations to make sure supporters have voted.

Specific Requirements:

  • Car and valid driver's license w/ insurance strongly preferred.
  • Ability to work form 8am-8pm on Election Day: Tuesday, February 5th.
  • Must attend Mandatory one-hour training on Sunday, February 3rd.

Location: Organizers will be working out of Alameda, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego Counties.

Compensation: The Pay is $12.50/ hr and will include the 1-hour training on Sunday, February 3, a 12 hour workday on Tuesday, February 5 and $15 gas reimbursement.

Do you want to Barack the Vote on February 5th? Contact the lead organizer in your region:

  • Alameda County: Jenn Brown. Cell 202-xxx-xxxx. Email: xxxx@votehope2008.org
  • San Francisco County: Jennifer Longley. Cell 415-xxx-xxxx. Email: xxxxx@votehope2008.org
  • Los Angeles County: Crystal Tran. Cell 949-xxx-xxxx. Email: ctran@votehope2008.org. OR Anibal Guerrero. Cell 818-370-1325. Email: xxxxx@votehope2008.org
  • San Diego County: Ana Grande. Cell 323-xxx-xxxx. Email ana@votehope2008.org

Positions are going fast, so if you are interested, please contact the above organizers soon! We are fired up to win California for Obama!

In solidarity,

The Vote Hope Team[3]

Organizer

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Battleground Texas’ executive director is a 31-year-old Californian named Jenn Brown, who says that she has “always been an organizer”—most notably as the Obama reelection campaign’s Ohio field director.

If you didn’t know that Brown had delivered that crucial swing state to the incumbent in 2012, you might find her optimism about Texas to be somewhat naive.[4]

Midwest Academy 2013 Awards

Midwest Academy Awards, December 2013, went to;[5]

"Plotting to... turn Texas Blue"

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Steve Phillips May 15, 2013.

Excited to be plotting and planning with great folks about how to turn Texas Blue and hearing results of Julie Martinez Ortega poll of Texas voters! — with Julie Martinez Ortega, Lorena Chambers, Joaquin Guerra, Eddy Morales and Jenn Brown at Four Seasons Hotel Austin.

Advisory Board

Battleground Texas Advisory Board, 2018;

Board Chair Jenn Brown, Naomi Aberly, Jeremy Bird, former Dallas Mayor and Ambassador Ron Kirk, Congressman Joaquin Castro, community leader Eric D. Johnson, Austin Ligon, Brownsville Mayor Tony Martinez, volunteer leader Jennifer Longoria, labor leader Marvin Ragsdale, Eddy Morales, Amber Mostyn, Carrin Mauritz Patman, Carrin F. Patman, Kirk Rudy, and Lynda Tran.[6]

Galvanize Chicago

Midwest Academy July 14, 2017.

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Delighted to be at the opening reception for Galvanize Chicago with a wonderful group of women! — with Kweli Kitwana, Judy Hertz, Beth Huang and Jenn Brown.

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