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North Carolina State Staff
State Director: Jessica Laurenz
Jessica Laurenz is the State Director for America Votes in North Carolina, where she manages a coalition of over 16 progressive organizations who work together to elect progressive candidates to state and federal office. Prior to joining America Votes, Jessica was the Director of Public Policy for Planned Parenthood Health Systems, where she ran political, policy and field programs in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. For most of her career, she has concentrated on advancing women’s rights in southern states, having alsoworked for the Feminist Majority Foundation as the Southeastern Campus Organizer and NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia as the Deputy Director. Jessica graduated from Vanderbilt University with a dual degree in Women’s Studies and Political Science. She lives in Raleigh with her husband anda dog with one floppy ear.
Field Director: Theo Luebke
Theo Luebke is the Field Director for America Votes in North Carolina, where he works with over 16 organizations across the state to elect progressive candidates and build critical infrastructure for a growing progressive movement. Prior to joining America Votes, he spent many years in the public school classroom as a high school science teacher, and also worked extensively in statewide coalition-building, faith-based community organizing, youth civic engagement and national education reform. Theo is a graduate of Brown University and of the DukeDivinity School. He lives in Durham with his daughter, Adele Rose.
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