Monique Teal

Monique began organizing while attending college, working on a number of city and statewide issues and for progressive candidates ranging from former Ashland City Councilor, Cat Hartzell to Oregon's Secretary of State, Kate Brown.  Monique first joined Democracy For America after two years as the National Field Director for the US Student Association (USSA).  While with USSA, she worked to hold state and national leaders accountable on key progressive issues, such as education, healthcare, immigration reform and labor rights by mobilizing college & university campuses.  For the 2010 election, she organized voter registration, education and get-out-the-vote efforts on over 100 campuses resulting in over 70,000 registered voters.  Once the 111th Congressional session wrapped, Monique moved to DFA as a National Field Organizer and Campaign Academy Organizer.  Throughout 2011 she trained, recruited and developed activists, organizers and candidates in grassroots tactics and strategy.  In 2012, Monique moved to MN-08 to direct CREDO SuperPAC's campaign to defeat the worst tea-party members of Congress.  After a successful campaign, Monique happily returned to DFA to continue recruiting, training and developing the progressive bench in all 50 states.