Bernie 2020

February 21, 2020

NEWS: Bernie 2020 Surpasses 500,000 Doors in Nevada Ahead of Caucus Day

LAS VEGAS – Ahead of Caucus Day, Bernie 2020 announced today that the campaign has knocked on more than 500,000 doors spanning all 17 Nevada counties, surpassing its goal of knocking 300,000 doors in February.

“We have built a turnout machine that will propel us to victory here in Nevada,” Bernie 2020 Nevada State Director Sarah Michelsen said. “Our goal from day one has been to expand the electorate, and we are so proud to see so many first time caucus goers participate during early voting. It will take a diverse coalition of Nevadans taking part in the political process to win in Nevada and to ultimately defeat the most dangerous president in modern American history.”

Senator Sanders will be holding his last rally in Nevada before the caucuses tonight at 7:00 PM at Springs Preserve. Press interested in attending must RSVP here.

Bernie 2020
February 18, 2020

NEWS: Bernie 2020 Announces over 400,000 Doors Knocked in Nevada 

LAS VEGAS – On the last day of Early Vote in Nevada, Bernie 2020 announced that their campaign has knocked on over 400,000 doors across Nevada. Over 200,000 of the doors have been knocked in the last 17 days.
“With more than 200 staffers on the ground and offices across the state, our campaign has built the most robust organizing apparatus in Nevada,” said Sarah Michelsen, Bernie 2020 Nevada State Director. “This is what grassroots momentum looks like. Our team has organized a diverse, working-class coalition of Nevadans who support Bernie because they know he will always fight for them, because he always has.”
Yesterday the campaign held a Unidos Con Bernie Soccer Tournament in Las Vegas, where both Mayor Bill de Blasio and Jose La Luz spoke. Dozens of people attended the event.
Sanders will hold Get Out the Early Vote Rallies at the University of Nevada, Reno and at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas today. 

Bernie 2020
January 22, 2020
Bianca Recto

NEWS: Bernie 2020 Surpasses 200,000 Doors in Nevada, Sets 300,000 Door Goal for Final Month 

LAS VEGAS – With one month left until Caucus Day, Bernie 2020 in Nevada announced today that the campaign has knocked on more than 200,000 doors spanning all 17 counties in the state since launching its field program in June. The campaign also announced that it will knock 300,000 doors in the final month before the February 22nd caucuses.

“Thanks to our dedicated staff and volunteers who are pounding the pavement every single day, Bernie 2020 is poised to win Nevada,” Bernie 2020 Nevada State Director Sarah Michelsen said. “No other campaign has worked as diligently to expand the electorate in an unprecedented way: meeting Nevadans right in their communities and making sure they have a place in the political process. We are proud of the work we are doing and the coalition we are building to finish in first place on February 22nd, and to continue on to defeat the most dangerous president in modern American history.”

Since the June launch of the Nevada field program, Bernie 2020 has:

  • Knocked on more than 200,000 doors statewide and knocked in all 17 counties
  • Held nearly 5,000 canvasses, phone banks, and other direct voter contact events
  • Made more than 2.7 million phone calls to Nevada voters
  • Recruited more than 2,500 Caucus Day volunteers
  • Opened 11 offices and brought on more than 110 staff across the state

Bernie 2020
July 30, 2019
Contact: Bianca Recto

NEWS: Bernie 2020 Announces Senior Nevada Staff Hires

LAS VEGAS – Bernie 2020 today announced additional senior staff for the campaign’s Nevada operation, furthering the campaign’s commitment to organizing the largest grassroots movement in history. Joining the previously announced hires of Sarah Michelsen as State Director, Peter Koltak as Senior Advisor, and Bianca Recto as Communications Director, the new additions to the team bring years of campaign experience in Nevada and will drive the biggest and most diverse turnout in the state to win the February presidential caucus.
Staff Profiles:
Leisa Moseley - Political Director: Leisa Moseley is a veteran political consultant and strategist with over 10 years of experience winning elections at the national, state and local levels. Moseley previously worked on Barack Obama's 2008 campaign and Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign in Nevada. In addition to her political work, Moseley is a dedicated advocate against criminalization of traffic fines, mass incarceration and domestic violence, working to prevent and eliminate violence in all forms through perpetrator centered interventions. She is a mother of four and an award-winning fitness and figure competitor.
Susana Cervantes - Field Director: Susana Cervantes brings years of campaign field organizing, having previously worked as an organizer in East Las Vegas in President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign and as Iowa Deputy Political Director and Latino Outreach Lead for Bernie Sanders in 2016. In 2018, Cervantes worked for the Nevada Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign as Deputy Organizing Director. Growing up in Los Angeles, she developed a passion for socio-economic justice and civil rights, including working early in her career organizing strawberry workers with Dolores Huerta and the United Farm Workers. Cervantes is a proud daughter of immigrants from Mexico. 
Chris Klarich - Caucus Director: Chris Klarich has dedicated his career to grassroots organizing in support of progressive causes and candidates, most recently serving as the Pennsylvania State Director of Community Outreach Group LLC during the 2018 midterm election cycle. Klarich directed a voter outreach program on behalf of Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Votes that successfully advocated for Governor Tom Wolf and pro-women’s health state legislative candidates. In 2016, Klarich worked for the Sanders campaign in the caucus states of Iowa, Colorado, Washington and Wyoming, prior to overseeing the campaign’s successful efforts in Montana as Montana State Director. 
Zach Asman - Data Director: Zach joins the Bernie 2020 campaign after spending seven years working across various industries, serving in roles centered around data, analytics, and business intelligence. Prior to joining the team as Data Director, he worked at Burrow, a direct-to-consumer furniture startup, where he built out the business intelligence infrastructure for the young company. A graduate from The Ohio State University with a degree in journalism, he excels at combining his background in writing and communication with his technical skill set to help people better understand data-driven insights.
Patrina McKinney - Operations Director: Patrina McKinney has worked on numerous campaigns in Nevada and brings a wealth of experience organizing voter education campaigns in Nevada, Michigan, Georgia, and Florida. In Nevada, McKinney managed field programs for Color of Change PAC and was instrumental in the organization’s successful field operations across multiple regions. Her work engaging black voters resulted in the successful election of Democratic governors in Nevada and Michigan, and other Democratic candidates up and down the ballot.
Liliana Rebolledo - Deputy Field Director: Liliana Rebolledo previously served as Deputy Field Director for For Our Future Pennsylvania, where she oversaw the organization’s field program to flip four key congressional districts across the state and help win Governor Tom Wolf’s reelection campaign. In 2017, Rebolledo worked in Virginia to deliver victories for the Democratic Party up and down the ballot, including 14 House of Delegates seats, and led organization efforts in Nevada during the 2016 election cycle to elect Catherine Cortez Masto to the U.S. Senate. Rebolledo also worked on multiple independent expenditure programs on behalf of Planned Parenthood across the country, including developing and running a canvass program in Pennsylvania’s 6th, 7th and 8th congressional districts to hold representatives accountable for voting yes on Trump’s tax bill.
Jeremy Parkin - Deputy Field Director: A veteran of the Bernie 2016 campaign, Jeremy Parkin is a skilled field operative with experience in nine states and the United Kingdom. In addition to Bernie 2016, he has worked field in congressional, gubernatorial, and parliamentary races, serving as a manager and canvass training developer. Most recently, Parkin served as Field Director for Lisa Brown in Washington state's 5th congressional district in 2018, where he oversaw the largest field program in the district's history. He brings deep experience organizing in rural and underrepresented communities to his current work in Northern Nevada.
Spencer Carnes - Deputy Caucus Director: Spencer Carnes started organizing his campus in 2015 when he co-founded “Buffs for Bernie,” a student group at the University of Colorado in Boulder, and later joined Bernie 2016 as a Field Organizer and Delegate Coordinator. After the 2016 primary, Carnes served as the Campus Organizing Director for the Colorado Democratic Party, leading a program which generated unprecedented turnout among millennial voters. In 2018, he served as Field Director for Rachael Rollins, the newly elected District Attorney in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Most recently, Carnes co-founded “Organizing for Bernie,” a volunteer-based organization to draft Sen. Sanders as a presidential candidate in 2020.