As Executive Director Joshua oversees 314 Action’s operations and works with outside allied organizations. A veteran campaign manager and communications expert, Joshua got his start as the field director for Harry Reid’s US Senate campaign in 1998. He has managed campaigns in 8 states and abroad, in South and Central America. He has managed campaigns from state wide gubernatorial and senatorial to congressional and mayoral campaigns in Los Angeles, San Fransisco, New York City and Philadelphia. As the chief strategist, Joshua led the team that elected Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu, to congress.
Director of Campaigns
As Director of Campaigns Erik advises candidates on how to build strong campaigns, raise money, and helps to screen potential candidates. Erik was previously Campaign Manager for Shaughnessy Naughton in 2016 and was the Deputy Finance Director in Tammy Duckworth’s successful 2016 Senate bid while also serving as the Finance Director of the Illinois Democratic Coordinated Campaign. Erik also worked as a Finance Director of a DCCC Red to Blue race in 2014, on Tammy Duckworth’s election to Congress in 2012 and for Congresswoman Lois Frankel.
National Field Director
As National Field Director, Derek works to build connections with grassroots supporters all over the country, organizing a network of volunteers ready to work hard to lobby for more science in politics. Derek got his start working on President Obama's re-election campaign in the battleground state of New Hampshire and has been working on campaigns ever since-- traveling to Texas in 2014 to work on Wendy Davis' gubernatorial bid, and more recently leading the Montana Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign's field efforts for the southern half of the state. Additionally, he has worked on successful tribal elections in Oklahoma, was a member of Shaughnessy Naughton's finance team in 2016, and consulted on a Virginia House of Delegates special election.
Director of Development
As Director of Development, Harmony leads major donor fundraising efforts for the organization. A veteran Democratic fundraiser, Harmony has worked with numerous state and federal candidates and national party organizations including the DCCC, EMILY's List, and Defenders of Wildlife; Senators Mark Warner, Heidi Heitkamp, Kent Conrad, Byron Dorgan, and Bob Graham; Shaughnessy Naughton for Congress and others.
Director of Communications
As Director of Communications for 314 Action, Ted spearheads the organization's public relations, media relations and social media strategies. Prior to joining 314 Action, Ted worked for top strategic research consultancy firm, Benenson Strategy Group, on a polling team advising clients including the NFL, Ford Motors, and the ACLU. He has worked on several political campaigns and traces his professional roots to journalism.
An independent consultant providing a range of strategic communication services and event planning. Aaron has extensive experience developing coaching and communication workshops. Aaron is managing the logistics of the Pi Day candidate training being held at American University.
Consultant for Pi Day Candidate Training