Jeremy Bird

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Jeremy Bird is a founding partner of 270 Strategies, a next-generation grassroots consulting firm that supports campaigns, companies, and causes in the U.S. and across the globe. Jeremy served most recently as the national field director for the 2012 re-election campaign of President Barack Obama. Dubbed the campaign's “field general” by Rolling Stone, Jeremy was included on the magazine's list of “The Obama Campaign's Real Heroes.” He is credited with helping to establish a ground game and turnout machine that in 2012, “reproduced Ð through brute force, dedication and will Ð a turnout in the swing states that in some cases bested the campaign's remarkable performance of four years ago.” In 2014, Jeremy was recognized among FortuneÔs “40 under 40” Ð a list highlighting, “the year's most important young innovators, risk-takers, and rule-breakers in business.”[1]

Battleground Texas

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On November 30, 2012, half a dozen wealthy Texans—all of whom had donated to the Obama cause and were in Washington to attend the early flurry of holiday parties—gathered in Ben Barnes’s downtown office to talk about how to turn their state blue. Among them were Dallas progressive activist Naomi Aberly, Austin realtor Kirk Rudy, and Adrienne Donato, the Obama campaign’s chief Texas fund-raiser. Donato had organized this meeting. With her was a nerdily dashing and fast-talking 34-year-old named Jeremy Bird, who had found his way in life from a trailer park in Missouri to Harvard Divinity School to a job as the South Carolina field director for Barack Obama’s 2008 primary campaign to a subsequent job as the national field director for Obama’s 2012 reelection. Which is to say that standing before this group of hungry Texas Democrats were the brains behind the greatest national field organization that American politics had ever seen.

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.[2]

Cory Booker Senate campaign

Cory Booker hired 270 Strategies, run by Obama campaign alums Mitch Stewart and Jeremy Bird, to lead his grass-roots organizing operation. Benensen Strategy Group, Obama’s lead pollster, did polling for Booker.[3]

National Leading From the Inside Out Alum

Jeremy Bird, Founding Partner, 270 Strategies, was a 2014 Rockwood Leadership Institute National Leading From the Inside Out Alum.[4]

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