Last modified: August 8th, 2019
Nick Clark lives in Thetford, Vermont and is a freelance web developer. He serves as Chair of the National Outreach Committee of the Vermont Progressive Party; he is an At-Large member of the Vermont Progressive Party's Coordinating Committee. Nick was recently elected to the Selectboard of the Town of Thetford (a nonpartisan seat).
“I was lucky being in Vermont—when I saw that the Democratic Party was more likely to change me than I was to change the Democratic Party, I had someplace to turn. The Progressive Party is different: its principled, kind, and truly believes in and fights for an equitable world.”
Lynette McClain is an educator, writer, and publisher and has been a long-term progressive activist for local and national political causes and issues. She co-founded the Colorado for Bernie movement in mid-2015 and served as the Northeast Colorado Field Organizer for the Bernie Sanders campaign, a National Delegate for Bernie, and a Field Organizer for Congressional Candidate, Bob Seay, in 2018. She continues to host monthly educational events through the Longmont Political Revolution in Northeastern Colorado.
“We need to create a progressive party for the majority of the US citizens who realize they are not being fairly represented and who want to save our world from climate change, provide basic human rights for all, and are seeking truth and justice in government.”
Jonathan H. Martin is a Professor of Sociology at Framingham State University. He is the editor of and a contributor to the book Empowering Progressive Third Parties in the United States (Routledge 2016); author of various articles on progressive politics, and a longtime progressive third party activist. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.
“The Progressive Party Organizing Fund offers us a unique opportunity to channel critical resources toward the building of a greatly needed, viable party for the 99%.”
Rhonda Walker lives in southwest Washington State. She currently serves as Chair of Our Revolution Washington Berniecrats Coalition and Coalition Coordinator with Represent Us Washington. Rhonda has helped in national calls for support such as Standing Rock #NoDAPL and protests outside of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (Philly Awakening).
"I believe we need to break down our two-party system and build a solid foundation for Progressives. The Progressive Party Organizing Fund can provide the much needed support to those who are bold enough to take on the bipartisan stronghold."