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Sarah Jane Donofrio

Sarah Jane Donofrio

Senior Organizer

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England - Maine

Deptford, NJ

Mid-level political operative and MPA candidate with experience in legislature, campaigns, and nonprofits looking to advance a progressive agenda through candidate and issue campaigning

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"The road to success is always under construction." - Lily Tomlin
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Women's issues, Millenial issues, organized labor, reproductive rights, mentoring, engaging more women and youth in government and politics

Working on upper management of a presidential campaign

Grassroots Solutions

Canvass Director

Gloucester County

Confidential Aide

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Assemblyman Ruben Ramos Jr.

Deputy Chief of Staff

- Drafted and sent out press releases about bills sponsored by the Assemblyman and his community engagements
- Staffed the Assemblyman at the State House for committee meetings and voting sessions
- Ensured the Assemblyman’s legislative agenda moved through efficiently by securing sponsors for Senate versions of his bills and soliciting bills to be posted for vote in committee and the General Assembly

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Obama for America

Deputy Field Director, NJ

- Assisted with management of 18 volunteer teams throughout New Jersey, providing campaign information, training and resources to team leaders
- Managed OFA-NJ Fall Fellowship Program: hiring, placing, and managing fellowship candidates in headquarters, on campuses, and in the field
- Implemented border state field strategy, coordinating between New Jersey and Pennsylvania
- Created and implemented organizational protocol within headquarters to ensure effective volunteer coordination
- Represented campaign at political and community events across the state
- Expanded knowledge of VoteBuilder with advanced data entry, volunteer management, event listing, user creation, and list formatting
- Drafted recruitment email blasts for statewide distribution on behalf of state headquarters
- Volunteered through Election Day with office management, special projects, and GOTV organization

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Sue Nemeth for Assembly

Field Director

Worked as part of a collaborative team to elect Sue Nemeth as the Democratic candidate for Assembly in NJ's 16th District

- Coordinated canvasses for Nemeth, staff, and volunteers, increasing the number of houses hit on a weekly basis and ultimately hit over 1,600 voter contact attempts in two months
- Staffed Nemeth at area events
- Contributed to strategic planning and communications efforts

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Friends of Angel Fuentes

Fundraiser Coordinator

- Prepped for and helped manage call time with Assemblyman Angel Fuentes and conducted follow-up correspondence
- Managed database of past, current, and potential donors and tracked attendees
- Surpassed attendance and fundraising goals by about 50%

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Shapiro & Richards for Montgomery County Commissioner

Field Organizer

- Won 34 out of 43 precincts in Lower Merion Township with a 36% voter turnout, helping secure a Democrat majority for the first time in the history of the county’s government
- Made about 19,500 voter contact attempts in Lower Merion Township through daily paid canvassing operation
- Recruited and organized over 150 volunteers and paid workers for GOTV Weekend and Election Day efforts, hitting over 10,000 doors and making over 5,000 phone calls in Lower Merion Township
- Implemented county-wide and local coordinated campaign efforts to support the entire ticket
- Worked with Lower Merion and Narberth Democratic Committee members to implement county-wide voter contact initiatives within their voting districts
- Expanded knowledge of VoteBuilder with basic data entry and call list creation

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Future Civic Leaders

Communications and Outreach Director

A non-partisan 501(c)3 organization that works to inspire, engage and reward students from low- income communities through civic education.

- Researched, interviewed and wrote articles on young people involved in government and civics
- Highlighted activities of FCL chapters and student participants on blog
- Counselor at FCL summer camp, advising students through a mock congressional campaign

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Southern New Jersey AFL-CIO Central Labor Council

Field and Technology Coordinator

- Managed daily operations within the CLC office
- Assisted with planning of yearly Labor Day scholarship breakfast, COPE fundraisers, and CLC meetings
- Published bi-monthly newsletter informing members of organizing and political news affecting the regional council
- Coordinated weekly and GOTV canvass operations in Cumberland County for Labor 2010 campaign
- Coordinated mailings, fundraisers, and other campaign efforts for local labor candidates
- Learned basics of cutting walk turf on VoteBuilder database

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New Jersey 4th Legislative District

Intern/Constituent Services

Constituent services for Senator Madden and Assemblyman Moriarty

- Assisted with research for a legislative hearing
- Updated and maintained database of opinion makers in the district
- Drafted letters, press releases and email blasts on behalf of officials
- Designed print ads for local papers and event programs
- Established monthly newsletter informing constituents of officials’ local and legislative activities

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New Jersey State Democratic Committee

Yes We Can 2.0 Campus Organizer

- Registered 10% of student body to vote and apply for Vote By Mail, making it the third most successful campus operation in New Jersey
- Coordinated and ran daily field operations and special events on Glassboro and Camden campuses
- Coordinated student interns to help run field operations and special events

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Gloucester County Democratic Committee

Intern

- Assisted with daily operations of headquarters
- Assisted with special event planning of yearly major fundraiser
- Assisted with meeting organization
- Helped organize information for local candidates running in Fall 2009

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Rowan University

BA, Advertising

Gloucester County College

AAS, Liberal Arts

Five Towns College

Musical Theater

Post University

MPA, Public Administration