Victor Tiffany, political revolutionary: Victor has an MA in the Social Sciences from Binghamton University. He was active in the nuclear freeze campaign in the 1980s, and after the Citizens United v FEC decision he became active in the movement to amend the Constitution to overturn that and all related decisions. He has taken a leave of absence from his role as the senior columnist for The Amendment Gazette for the duration of this campaign. He writes for the Syracuse Progressive Examiner. While studying the illegitimate Supreme Court decisions that granted the rights of individuals to associations and established the doctrine that money spent on electioneering is protected by the First Amendment, he became aware of how far from the Framers’ vision the United States has become. He resides in Ithaca, NY. The following is a talk given by Victor in February of 2015:
Garry Thomas, political revolutionary: peace activist and originator of the write-in idea. While not an organizer with Revolt Against Plutocracy, he realized the only way to prevent Senator Sanders from suing political parties that might want to nominate him to run on their ballot line is to organize a write-in campaign. He said, “if Bernie Sanders did not want to run as a third party candidate and be a ‘spoiler,’ there’s nothing to stop us from writing him in when we vote in November;” and the light bulb clicked on. He also resides in Ithaca, NY.
Niko House, political revolutionary: Niko is a former paralegal in the United States Army, where his job was to draft charges, help with investigations, and advise leadership in legal decision making. He is a former student at UNC at Chapel Hill where he was majoring in political science with a concentration of international relations. He is planning on attending law school to study real property, human rights, and constitutional law. He is 27 years old and he graduated high school in Fayetteville, NC.
Currently, Niko has put his education on hold in order travel the country and investigate the corruption that is going on within the both the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign. This is a project funded by the people, and you can help fund House’s efforts here.
Tom Ulcak, political activist, unpublished writer and military brat. Tom earned his bachelor’s degree at St. Mary’s university in San Antonio, TX. As a military brat, Tom really didn’t have a home until he found it in Brno, Czech Republic in 2007. Being stationed in Germany and having lived in the Czech Republic for some years, Tom experienced what it is like to live in a society that lifts people up. The joys of public health care, public transportation, five weeks paid vacation, 40 hour work weeks, tuition-free childcare and education, maternity and paternity leave, sick leave, retirement with dignity. The joy of the right to freedom of movement. The beautiful lands of the Czech Republic are open to everyone who wants to hike, bike, kayak or whatever. Having lived in countries that honor the dignity of the person has inspired Tom to be active to make that true in America. A country so far removed from those experiences.
Sabrina Giesler, political revolutionary: Sabrina has based her life in the study of children and education. She has been a vigorous activist starting at the age of 12, upon moving from small town Colorado to the progressive energy of Los Angeles, California. From equal treatment for all to the environment to politics to marijuana legalization, she has engaged and represented her ideals with actions like marching and campaigning for Kerry, educating about the environment, becoming the Secretary for Wyoming NORML, and simply voicing progressive ideas where they are not so commonly heard. Now as a Mother of two, these ideals have been both superseded and yet made even more pressing. Our children depend upon us to fight for their future. She believes that through efforts such as Revolt Against Plutocracy, through support of candidates such as Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, through forming a coalition of informed citizenry who refuse to accept the degradation of the environment, our children’s education, the starvation of uncountable children around the world, all of these things that should always have been unacceptable, WE CAN AND WILL CHANGE THE WORLD! ”
Charlie Hobbs, angry man-child: Because he lost a 3-2 committee vote about endorsing the Draft Bernie movement, Charlie removed Victor, the founder of the original Revolt Against Plutocracy Facebook page, from his own page and renamed it for his own purposes! This was after several “warnings,” so Victor should have demoted Charlie and didn’t. It’s safe to say Charlie is not a member of this committee any longer. While he was a workhorse for our Bernie or Bust strategy, too many people reported his behavior as mean, rude and/or angry and threatening. Resigning in protest is the normal, adult expression of dissent in these situations, but Charlie chose to reinforce his hard-ass, vindictive reputation. Victor regrets making this mistake.