Dan McCool, PhD is the founder and administrator for Blue Revolution. Dan has been teaching American politics and political theory at different colleges, as an adjunct or visiting lecturer, since 2007. His book "Three Frames of Modern Politics: Self, Institutions, and Others" will be published by Palgrave-Macmillan Press, fall 2018.
In addition to his teaching career, he is an avid dog-lover, pun-teller, and musician having played in a number of touring, nationally-recognized punk and indie bands from New England and NYC.
Janine Buonomo is an administrator for Blue Revolution. She has years of experience in business management, web & graphic design, marketing and fundraising.
In addition to her work with Blue Revolution, she spends her time saying hello to dogs, propagating plants and creating art. Her artwork has been featured in numerous design websites, blogs and magazines such as Apartment Therapy, Cloth Magazine, Lowes, Curbly, Decoist, Shelterness and iVillage.
Ben Davidson is a moderator for Blue Revolution. He is a salesman in the finance/logistics sector by trade and a political operator in his spare time. His political interest was sparked while studying Political Science at Mississippi State University. He used to be a Republican, but has apologized profusely many times about that dark time in his life.
In addition to his work with Blue Revolution, he has also been a Director of Field Operations for a state house race, helped run a massive voter registration operation in the north Atlanta suburbs, and has coordinated events between multiple campaigns on both the state and federal level.
Karen Templeton is a moderator for Blue Revolution. Karen has 20 years’ experience in public relations, media strategy, and risk and crisis communications. Her career the last few years has focused on higher education fundraising. She has provided communications and fundraising consulting for state-level candidates, advocacy groups and local nonprofits.
In addition to Blue Rev and her career, she goes on adventures with her husband Brian and their children Joseph and Cora. She has a penchant for travel, cooking, and shelter dogs particularly one she rescued named Phoebe.
Alisa is a moderator for Blue Revolution and a retired insurance agent. She is a member of the LGBTQ community and mom to two war veterans and two four-legged kids.
The 2016 election results were a catalyst for her to jump into politics for the first time. A fast learner, she caught the eye of our Blue Revolution founder and hasn't looked back since. Besides her work with the group, she works as a volunteer for the Kansas chapter of the Victory Fund, a LGBTQ PAC.
Jackie Arko is a moderator of Blue Revolution.
Craig DeMelo is an English teacher by day, musician and writer by night, and spends most of his time working with words. Lately much of his creative efforts have been directed at the inescapable predicament currently plaguing America. When he's not writing polemics, poems, or essays about politics, he is engaging in textual fisticuffs with conservatives and apologists of all stripes. A liberal who reads Locke, Mill, and Marx in his spare time, Craig finds political philosophy fascinating and is looking forward to watching modern liberalism evolve in the years to come. In 2018 Craig became a moderator of Blue Revolution and hopes to continue engaging in ideological battles and working to get democrats elected up through 2020 and beyond.
Craig has a master's degree in English from Bridgewater State University. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two children. www.craigdemelo.com
Kearston Gill: I’m a black, Jewish married mother of two children. I’m originally from Los Angeles, California. I went to undergrad and law school in Ohio. I met my husband in Cleveland, and relocated to Georgia after graduating law school to be with my husband. We currently reside in Marietta, Georgia.
I practice criminal law and work as a public defender. I’ve done public defense work for the last 10 years and I enjoy what I do. I’ve always been involved in politics and always voted. However, when Trump was elected I became more involved on a grassroots level with politics. I protested, canvassed, texted, wrote postcards and donated financially to candidates in my state of Georgia and with Blue Revolution.
I think Blue Revolution serves a valuable purpose. This group brings people together from all over country to help get Democrats elected. It’s privilege to work as a moderator and I look forward to helping elect a Democratic President in 2020!