Politics Reborn was founded by volunteers who came together while supporting Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign.
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.
Nina Sherwood is a community organizer and activist who has led a fierce group in her hometown of Stamford, Connecticut. She was a delegate for the Bernie Sanders 2016 Presidential Campaign and hosted various organizes rallies for Brand New Congress. She is very passionate about environmental and animal rights, and is currently working to assure the state of Connecticut puts a ban on fracking.
Katherine Hawkland took a break from academia to organize for Bernie Sanders, and has been a campaign junkie ever since. She was a field organizer and canvass director for the Working Families Party, helping organize ground game for progressive candidates from Long Island to Connecticut. Most recently, she worked as the GOTV consultant for Our Revolution-endorsed candidate Christine Pellegrino. Despite the long odds, Katherine was able to help Christine emerge victorious in a Republican district that previously went to Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential Election.
Albert Fernandez is a California native, former Bernie Sanders’ delegate, and former White House intern. Albert attended NYU where he studied Film/Television and had the honor of his thesis playing at the 67th Cannes Film Festival. One of his proudest achievements was winning a speech writing contest to introduce Vice President Joe Biden, the first Latino to do so. He is an activist looking to inspire others to get involved.
Michael Blecher 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 was one of the top youth 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. Most recently, Max took on a leadership role in organizing his high school to successfully replace their incredibly unpopular principal. His work as an activist has been covered in the Queens Tribune.