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Maria Carnemolla-Mania, Co-Managing & Media Director

Maria has been on staff since 2013. She obtained her MS in Management from The College of St. Elizabeth in New Jersey. She has over 20 years of leadership experience working in higher education and nonprofit organizations. Her passion and enthusiasm for Leftism began at a young age and continues to this day. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Left Forum and is also active in her community and children’s schools. Maria is dedicated to working on moving to a more democratic economic system, one that puts people before profits.

Liz Phillips, Co-Managing & Communications Director

Liz has been on staff since March, 2018. For the 2 years prior, she was a volunteer co-leader of a [email protected] Study Group in Los Angeles where she focused on content production and outreach. She obtained her BFA in Technical Theatre and Stage Management from the College of Santa Fe and in her subsequent 10 years of experience in entertainment (theater, dance, concerts, film, and advertising) she held mostly management / project leadership or creative / story-telling positions. She is thrilled to now put these skills to work advocating for the world she would like to see, increasing economic (and thus political) democracy for all through the proliferation of worker cooperatives.


Julieta Biegner, Outreach Coordinator

Julieta Biegner is the outreach coordinator for Democracy at Work, responsible for coordinating media appearances and interviews. Prior to joining the team in May, 2020, she attended graduate school at the University for Peace in Costa Rica, and has worked with climate justice and youth development organizations. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, playing soccer and writing short stories.

Eric Halvarson, Communications Coordinator

Eric has been on staff since May, 2021. He has worked with a number of organizations dedicated to sustainability and justice, including writing news pieces for the Appalachian Voice and working for the College and University Recycling Coalition as Program Coordinator. Originally from Rhode Island, Eric graduated from Appalachian State University after studying Sustainable Development w/ a focus in Global Development, Political Ecology, Urban Environments and Communication. When he isn’t busy, Eric is swimming in rivers, dancing or reading a good book.

[email protected] BOARD

Richard D. Wolff, Board Member
Rick is the founder of [email protected] and host of the [email protected] show Economic Update. He is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he taught economics from 1973 to 2008. Earlier he taught economics at Yale University and at the City College of the City University of New York. Wolff was also a regular lecturer at the Brecht Forum in New York City. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University in New York City.

Ben August, Board Member
Ben has been on the board of [email protected] since 2018 and has been a small business entrepreneur and advisor for over 30 years. He retired from his Human Resources firm in 2015 to spend time working independently and for causes that he cares about. 

Julianna Forlano, Board Member
Julianna has been on the board of [email protected] since 2019. She is a Senior Correspondent for covering protests and political activism. Julianna writes and performs live and multi-media political and socially conscious comedy. Follower her on twitter @juliannaforlano.


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[email protected] is looking to expand our team. We are hiring a part-time Media Associate/Coodinator.

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  • Anonymous
    followed this page 2020-11-07 18:20:41 -0500
  • Jose Barriga
    commented 2020-05-26 15:08:41 -0400
    My name is Jose Barriga and run an organization in Boston called the Cambridge Food Lab.
    We are interested in helping Greater Boston restaurant owners about to get out of business to pass over their restaurant to their employees, and we are looking for assistance on how to start the process of building working coops.
    If this collaboration is succesfull we are also open to create a program that assist employees and business owners to develop a employees owned business program.
    Would you please refeer us to the right person to develop such collaboration?
    Thank you in advance for your help.
    Jose Barriga
    [email protected]
  • Daniel Hay
    commented 2020-05-06 09:34:31 -0400
    Hello! I just bought the Professor’s book Understanding Socialism and have been a big fan of his for 3 years now! Great stuff!
    We’d love to have Richard and/or anyone else from your organization attend the Zoom meeting below. You could also send us information on your stances on this issue as well!
    We hope that you can participate in some way!
    Thank you and keep up your great work!
    Sincerely, Dan Hay aka Jaammes Taylor on Facebook

    Hello friends! I am novice at Zoom meetings but I’m going to give it a whirl!
    I am hosting a Zoom meeting discussion focusing on Progressives Strategies. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday May 12 7pm-7:40pm part 1 and part 2 will be 7:40-8:20pm.The free Zoom only allows for 40 minutes per meeting so I scheduled one right after the other to give us more time to talk.

    The purpose of this meeting is to voice opinions and strategize on how the Progressive Movement should proceed for the next 5 years and more.
    For example: should we form a 3rd party or continue to try to push the Democratic Party further Left? If we did want a 3rd party should we urge everyone to join the Green Party, National Progressive Party, etc., etc. OR form a brand new party?
    There’s lots to think about!
    So below are the 2 Zoom meeting links that you can click on after you have downloaded the Zoom app to your device !
    Hope to see you there!
    Sincerely, Dan/Jaammes

    Part 1 7PM

    Part 2 7:40pm

    I will send this out to other Facebook friends as well and email
  • Liz Phillips
    published this page in About 2020-03-02 07:14:27 -0500

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