BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Susan has been organizing for peace and justice since the day after the Kent State killings when she demanded that her middle school principal lower the flag and allow the softball field to be used for an anti-war rally. In the 1980′s she organized and participated in many acts of nonviolent civil disobedience leading to her 12 arrests. More recently she has been an inclusion aide in the Newton schools, raised her daughter, and has become active in local politics, including working on the Newton for Obama campaign, as well as the recent Newton budget override.
Harmony is a newcomer to grassroots organizing, motivated to action in 2008 by the Bush II administration and the conviction that citizen activism is imperative to changing our politics. She is a 2011 graduate of the Emerge Massachusetts program, which provides training to prospective women candidates for office. Despite a 90′s flirtation with Southern California, where she earned her doctorate in media studies, she has lived most of her life in Massachusetts, now residing in Needham with her husband, Jason, and twins, Hazel and Oscar.
David is an organizer and technologist in Somerville, working on computer networks, campaigns, and progressive advocacy groups. After catching the community organizing bug in the 2008 Obama campaign, David helped start Cambridge-Somerville for Change, an issues-and-elections group for progressive activists. David has worked in a variety of metro-Boston tech startups and spent six months with the Obama 2012 IT team in Chicago, helping to keep the tech wheels turning at HQ and field offices around the country.
Tony is a grassroots political organizing consultant, helping non-profits and community organizations incorporate electoral work and policy advocacy into their organizing strategies. Since April 2012 he has served as the Coordinator of the Massachusetts Voter Table, a network of all the 501(c)(3) organizations in Massachusetts doing political organizing in low-income communities and communities of color. Prior to becoming a consultant, Tony spent 8 years as an organizer and regional director with Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts, organizing residents of low-income communities and progressive coalitions around economic justice issues and elections. Previously, he spent five years working in international development, as a consultant and program officer working with non-governmental organizations in Latin America. He has a masters in Urban and Environmental Policy from Tufts University.