[hcs-d] How Obama Won

Yonatan Kogan yjkogan at gmail.com
Thu Oct 16 21:50:52 EDT 2008


*The Power of Political Organizing*
With Special Guest
Gina Glantz
Former National Field Director of the Mondale-Ferraro Committee

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Join us on Monday to talk with Gina Glantz, Senior Advisor to SEIU and
political maven, about political organizing, the presidential race, and
technology.

 Led by IOP Fall Fellow,
NICCO MELE
The man who pioneered Internet politics to singlehandedly build the Howard
Dean Fundraising Machine that shattered records and which is now the model
for nearly all online political campaigns.

The Obama campaign has re-vitalized traditional organizing with their
emphasis on the caucus states during the primary and their general election
"neighborhood team" structure.  By combining traditional grassroots
organizing with powerful web-based tool-sets, the Obama campaign is ushering
in an organizing renaissance.  This Monday from 4 to 5:30 we want you to
join Gina Glantz to talk about the future of organizing.

WHEN: Monday, October 6th at 4:00 PM
WHERE: IOP First Floor Conference Room, L-166
WHAT: A discussion on the role of Social Networks in Campaigns

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*Gina Glantz* is currently Senior Advisor to President Andrew Stern of the
Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the largest and fastest
growing trade union.

Prior to joining SEIU, Ms. Glantz served as National Campaign Manager for
Bill Bradley for President.   In 1985, she co-founded the consulting firm of
Martin & Glantz, with offices in California and Washington, D.C.  Martin and
Glantz, now known as Fowler Hoffman, is a national consulting firm
specializing in grassroots organizing and communications strategies to
affect public, opinion leader and policy-maker attitudes and actions.
 Clients included:  The Ford Foundation, The California Wellness Foundation,
NARAL, Planned Parenthood, ACLU, American Express.  Ms. Glantz worked as a
campaign manager, field director, and political consultant at the
Congressional, state and Presidential level during the 11 years prior to the
creation of Martin & Glantz.  She served as a traveling political aide to
Governor Howard Dean during the latter part of the 2004 Presidential
primaries and National Field Director of the Mondale-Ferraro Committee in
1984.  From 1979 through 1982, Ms. Glantz served as the Chief of Staff for
County Executive Peter Shapiro of Essex County, New Jersey.  From 1974
through 1976, she served as District Administrator to Congressman Andrew
Maguire (D-NJ), and earlier in her career was an advertising account
executive in New York City.

Ms. Glantz is Vice Chair of Planned Parenthood Action Fund and is Treasurer
of Qvisory, Inc, a newly formed on line organizations for young workers. She
also serves on the board of the American Council of Young Political Leaders
(ACYPL) and the Bay Area Economic Forum.  Ms. Glantz, a former member of the
board of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U),
currently serves on its National Leadership Advisory Council.

Ms. Glantz graduated from the University of California at Berkeley (1965)
and was a participant in the Harvard University JFK School Senior Executives
in State and Local Government Program (1981).

Nicco Mele is the founder and president of EchoDitto, a leading internet
 strategy consulting company with offices in Washington DC, New York,  and
Cambridge, Massachusetts.  EchoDitto's clients include the Clinton
Foundation , Pax World Mutual Funds, Rosie  O'Donnell, the United Nations
World Food Programme  and Hughes. Mele has broad experience working with
emerging technologies and is a considered a pioneer in the social media and
Web 2.0 field. As the Internet Operations Director of Gov. Dean's
presidential primary campaign in 2003, Mele managed all technical,
functional and design aspects of Gov. Dean's national web presence.
 Following the Dean campaign, one of EchoDitto's first clients was a then
little-known state senator in Illinois, Barack Obama, who was running for a
seat in the US Senate.
Mele is a co-founder of GeniusRocket.com, a crowd sourced creative ad
agency, and he is a co-founder of ProxyDemocracy.com, an online resource for
proxy voting and shareholder resolutions.  In December of 2003, Mele was
named one of America's "best and brightest" by Esquire magazine.  Mele
teaches in the Johns Hopkins University graduate communications program and
has presented for Harvard University's Berkman Center.  Mele sits on the
board of Democracy 21, a non-partisan campaign finance reform group, founded
by Fred Wertheimer, and the Lower East Side Girls Club.
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