Community Outreach Coordinator
(aka CEO of Parties)
Perry is the son of two Sci-Fi geeks, with whom he watched lots of Star Trek and Star Wars growing up. Nicknamed Dictionary Perry by his grammar school classmates, Perry is an avid reader and a lover of random facts and knowledge. Perry is a seasoned community organizer, most recently serving as the Director of Communications and Special Projects at Brothers United Inc. a community-based organization in Indianapolis, Indiana. Perry has worked in the educational, governmental and political arenas across the United States, but he grew up on the South Side and considers Chicago to be the world’s greatest city! When he’s is not working too deeply change the world, Perry can be found traveling, eating and cooking, rooftop lounges, and enjoying Chicago White Sox Baseball.
Director of Operations
(aka Lioness Of The Office)
Jen’s passion for human rights and social change began where she grew up in Utica NY, which is home to one of the largest refugee resettlement communities in the US. The harsh Adirondack winters were a bit much as she desired the island life and moved to Tampa where she obtained a BA in Psychology and a Master’s in Sociology. Jen directed her focus to Chicago completing a thesis on activism, highlighting the value of social capital and collective efficacy in violence prevention efforts. After falling in love with the city, she has since been a proud resident of the South Side, organizing community activists to reduce voter oppression and working to get kids both excited and involved in politics. When she is not organizing or keeping the office together, she is practicing yoga, chilling at “The Point”, cooking up something special or giving her dog Marley (named after Bob Marley) some lovin.
Robert is a proud South Sider, who loves all things Chicago sports (he is a season ticket holder of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club). He will be making a dream come true trip to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup. Don’t be jelly. He has over 4 years of experience in political organizing and progressive advocacy, so obvi he cares deeply about creating change. He has worked all over the Chicagoland area in campaigns as large as County Board President to as local as Alderman. Some of his hobbies are writing poetry and short fiction, and playing basketball.
Executive Director Boss Lady
(aka Boss Lady )
Rebecca is an experienced campaign manager who specializes in field work, volunteer organizing and youth engagement. She has served as the Director of Citizen Outreach with the The Fund for the Public Interest Research Groups in Chicago and Washington, D.C., where she worked primarily with college students advocating for issues ranging from gay and consumer rights to environmental protections.
In recent years, she has run competitive electoral campaigns in Chicago. Her campaigns are known for their non-traditional and young candidates, and rigorous field programs supported by Millennial Generation volunteers. She’s a huuuuge fan of Orange is the New Black, Scandal and her cat, Jacques (though frequently misspells his name).