for Health Care-Organization
...A project of Service Employees International Union
updated January 10, 2008
(May 2007) Jorge was previously
organizing director of the Missouri Progressive Vote Coalition, a project
of USAction, for three years; during that time she managed state
legislative candidate campaigns
and state and national issue campaigns including Missourians United to
Protect Social Security and First Things First, a statewide healthcare
campaign. Before that she was an organizer for AFSCME for over nine
Previously director of Rhode
Island for Health Care.
FOR HEALTH CARE
Registered nurse. Political
director of SEIU Local 199. Member of the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee
and First Vice Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party.
|Latino Outreach/Voter Registration
FOR HEALTH CARE
Founding staff member of NH
for Health Care; served as field director 2002-04, and took the position
of state director after the 2004 elections. Former State Employees
||John Thyng Jr.
Joined staff in May 2007.
Previously an organizer for Rhode Island for Health Care. Field director
for “Voice Your Vote” in Rhode Island, 2006. Jobs with Justice organizer,
2005-06. Carroll County regional organizer, Dean for New Hampshire,
2003-04. Prior work includes Myrth for Governor, RI and Clean Water
Action. Graduate of Rutgers College with a degree in history.
|Field Director plus Manchester
Joined staff May 2007.
State representative candidate in 2004 and 2006. Active in local
politics, serving on Town of Merrimack Ethics Committee, 2006 - present,
and Merrimack School District Budget Committee, 2007. Currently town
chair for Merrimack Democrats, and Hillsborough County town delegate to
NHDP. B.A. in journalism from Keene State in 2004.
Joined staff August 2006.
Retired state employee (NH Office of Information Technology). Formerly
on the Board of Directors for SEA Local 1984; also served as steward councilor.
Political organizer with SEIU Heroes program, July-Nov. 2004.
Joined staff December 2006.
Served in human services for over 20 years, and worked as adjudicator for
New Hampshire for five years. Currently on the Board of Directors
for SEA Local 1984, after serving various terms as a shop steward and chapter
president. Graduate of Notre Dame College in Manchester, NH with
degree in psychology.
Organizer (Capitol area)
Joined staff in August 2007.
Previously worked as a national organizer for Corporate Accountability
International, fighting water privatization. In the 2004 cycle Hawkins
served as deputy communications director in Maine for America Coming Together,
and earlier as operations director for ACT - New Hampshire. B.B.A.
from Gonzaga University.
||Zandra Rice Hawkins
Joined staff in July 2007.
Co-founder of www.whosyourcandidate.com, a Primary web site based in New
Hampshire. Graduated with B.A. in information technology from Southern
New Hampshire University in May 2007.
CAROLINA FOR HEALTH CARE
Graduate of Washington College
in Chestertown, MD, 2002.
FOR HEALTH CARE
Reno and Las Vegas
Previously state field coordinator
on the Justice at Stake campaign. Field director on the Steve Filson
for Congress 2006 primary campaign in California's 11th CD (Pombo).
Field director on the Nancy Thompson for Congress campaign in Nebraska
in 2004 and earlier was a field organizer on the Edwards for President
Iowa caucus campaign. She also has experience on Al Gore's 2000 presidential
campaign and Hillary Clinton's 2000 Senate campaign. M.P.A. from
New York University with a specialization in public and nonprofit management
and policy, 2002.
||Samantha Galing Gaddy
© 2007 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action