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City University of New York-Hunter College, Bachelor of Arts (BA) Political Science.
 
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[[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 |Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez]], who on Monday announced her run for Senate in Texas.
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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.
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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.”
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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.
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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.
  
 
=="Bernie generation" takeover==
 
=="Bernie generation" takeover==

Latest revision as of 11:43, 13 August 2019

Zack Malitz


Zack Malitz

Education

City University of New York-Hunter College, Bachelor of Arts (BA) Political Science.

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.

"Bernie generation" takeover

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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.")

Big thanks to Michael Kieschnick, Heather Hargreaves, Ben Wessel, Zack Malitz, Lynn Hua, Hannah Fertig, Maximilian Cotterill, Samson Ghazey, Cole Edwards, Sam Briggs for making this possible.

Metro DC DSA Public Facbook group

Members of the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America, public Facebook group, as of October 14, 2017 included Zack Malitz.[1]

Gay Space Communism Caucus

Members of the Fully Automated Luxury Gay Space Communism Caucus, DSA, members, as of June 4, 2017 included Zack Malitz ;[2]

"Wholesome Meme Stash"

Members of the Democratic Socialists of America Wholesome Meme Stash closed Facebook group, accessed November 14, 2017 included Zack Malitz.[3]

People's Summit 2017

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Becky Bond, Zack Malitz, Larry Stafford, Jr., Melanie Garunay, Digital Organizing Director, ACLU Marisa Franco, Director and Co-Founder of Mijente

'Launch organizers and advisors' to Knock Every Door

Beto's Field Director

In 2018 Zack Malitz was Beto O'Rourke's Field Director · Austin, Texas.[4]

Working for Beto

April 2019 a top 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.

In March, he recruited Jen O’Malley Dillon, a veteran operative who served in top leadership roles for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, to serve as his campaign manager.

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.[5]

Beautiful Trouble

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Zack Malitz is a contributor to the website Beautiful Trouble: a Toolbox for Revolution.

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