Sujata Tejwani is a well-known veteran of the progressive movement working with all aspects of the movement – from the Democratic party and candidates across the country, to progressive issue advocacy organizations, to donors and foundations. Sujata uses her experience to guide movement organizations and leaders as well as their staff and members to adapt, thrive, win and succeed in the fast-paced, fast-changing world of advocacy and politics. She’s focused her work on helping her clients be more strategic in their work for the short term AND the long term. She advises and mentors rising stars of our movement as they grow into leadership roles, paying special attention to those working in communities of color.

Sujata has been working in the movement for 20 years and helping clients for 15 years. A first-generation Indian-American, Sujata was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, has a degree in International Studies from Vassar College, and lives in New York City.

Among her many roles, she notably served as the Director of the Political Leadership Project for Wellstone Action, as a Campaign Advisor for EMILY’s List in the 2012 and 2013 campaign cycles, was Senior Election Advisor for the Ohio Democratic Party during 2010 and 2008 Get Out The Vote efforts, managed the Unity ’09 coalition in the first two years of the Obama Administration, worked for the Congressional Independent Expenditure campaign in 2010, managed battleground state direct mail and phones for Kerry-Edwards 2004, was Deputy Campaign Manager in Sen. Max Cleland’s 2002 campaign, and even conducted self- and opposition research for Sen. Paul Wellstone’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee in the early part of her career. She has also served as a donor advisor to funders of progressive causes including the Atlantic Philanthropies and Corridor Partners.

Campaigns & Clients Include: SEIU, AFL-CIO, America Coming Together, Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS), Atlantic Philanthropies, Ballot Initiative Strategy Center (BISC), Democratic National Committee (DNC), EMILY’s List, Human Rights First (HRF), Kerry-Edwards Campaign 2004, National Education Association (NEA), New Organizing Institute (NOI), New York Civic Engagement Table, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, (PPFA), and State Voices

Sujata Tejwani

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