Organizers

Politics Reborn was founded by volunteers who came together while supporting Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign.

 

Donnie and JoAnn Whitehead

Donnie and JoAnn are two of the most experienced community organizers in southeast Queens. Their home in St. Albans, Queens, was used as a staging location for the Bernie 2016 Presidential Campaign. The Whiteheads were credited by the New York Times for helping Barack Obama win a majority in New York’s fifth congressional district in the 2008 Democratic Presidential Primary against Hillary Clinton.


Virginia “Vigie” Ramos Rios

Virginia was a regional outreach & field organizer for Bernie 2016 in New York and California. Prior to that, she was a former financial services marketing and sales professional. She is also a complementary medicine energy healer, trained Doula, and astrologer (Western & Vedic).


Michael Blecher

Michael worked as a research assistant in several Psychology Research Labs before becoming a political organizer and activist. He canvassed in six states on behalf of the Bernie Sanders 2016 Presidential Campaign. He has written in OpEdNews and his work for the campaign has been covered in The Village Voice and Newsday.


Max Kurant

Max was one of the top organizers with the Bernie Sanders campaign in Queens. He committed countless hours to flyering, petitioning, and canvassing. Max also served as the Deputy Director of High School Outreach in the State of New York with the Sanders’ campaign.


Lawton Chan

Lawton volunteered for the Bernie Sanders campaign in New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia. He’s been staying involved in local politics by volunteering for other progressive candidates in New York City. He is a web developer based in Queens and is also involved in community gardening and composting.


Andrew Freitas

Andrew was a dedicated Bernie Sanders volunteer and organizer who was one of the original members of Team Bernie NY. Andy hosted various registration drives and helped with the petitioning efforts. He has over fifteen years of accounting experience.