Netroots Nation: Speaker/Trainer Profile

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Matt Blizek


Matt managed his first campaign at 19 while a student at the University of Iowa and has never stopped organizing. At 31 he is a nationally known progressive organizer with experience in Field, Fundraising, Training and Online Organizing for numerous campaigns and organizations including the DNC,, Russ Feingold, Jon Tester, Annette Taddeo, and No on 1 (Marriage Equality in ME). From 2007 though 2011 he served as the National Training Director & Field Director at Democracy for America -organizing 87 trainings in 37 states and mobilizing DFA's million plus members to elect progressives at all levels of office. Matt is proudly serving his second term as a Board Member at Democratic GAIN, the premier organization for connecting talented staff to campaigns and organizations in need. A recent transplant to the Chicago area, he most recently worked as the Field Director for Ilya Sheyman for Congress in IL-10.

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