Melissa Ryan


Melissa Ryan is an accomplished digital strategist and a veteran of EMILY's List, Obama 2012, and the New Organizing Institute. Ryan served as new media director for Senator Russ Feingold’s 2010 campaign, and his political action committee, The Progressive Patriot’s Fund. She was the online outreach director in the fight against Governor Scott Walker’s union-busting budget bill in Wisconsin. A longtime Netroots activist, Melissa was the managing editor of Connecticut Local Politics and a former contributor at AmericaBlog Elections and MyDD. She has presented at Netroots Nation, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Take Back the American Dream, UConn School of Law, and Wellstone Campaign Management Training among others. The Washington Post’s Fix Blog has twice named her a top political tweeter of Wisconsin politics.