Human Rights Campaign-Organization
Headquarters: 1640 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
"America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality."
National Field Director Marty Rouse
Started Jan. 2, 2006.  Previously MassEquality campaign director starting Jan. 2004.  President of Catamount Consulting, a political consulting firm.  Served in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development during the Clinton administration.  Director of the Vermont Democratic Coordinated Campaign in 1996.  Graduated of SUNY Stoneybrook with a degree in German.  Grew up in suburban Long Island, NY.

IOWA - One-Iowa >
"One Iowa works for GLBT Equality in Iowa through voter identification, grassroots organizing and educational events."  Carolyn Jenison is Executive Director.
Headquarters: 500 East Locust Street, Suite 202, Des Moines
Caucus Director James S. Taylor
["...organize and mobilize our statewide volunteer network to interface with the 2008 Presidential candidates on LGBT issues (local and national) while they campaign in Iowa."  Position paid for by Human Rights Campaign.]  Served in the U.S. Navy as an intelligence analyst starting in 1999, re-enlisted in 2003, but was "outed" and discharged under the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in mid-2005.  Attended Creighton University in Omaha.  Native Iowan; born in Spencer and graduated from Ames High School.

Headquarters: 21 Warren Street, Concord   ...opening reception Sept. 12, 2007 >
Project Director Heather Gibson
In 2006 Gibson was campaign manager for Kathy Sgambati's successful campaign for NH State Senate - District 4.  During the 2004 NH Primary election she served as state director for Every Child Matters in NH.  Earlier she worked for Gov. Jeanne Shaheen as program specialist for the Governor's Kids Cabinet.  B.A. from California State University, Chico and M.P.A. from University of New Hampshire.

HRC Foundation/Logo Presidential Forum (Aug. 9, 2007)
2008 Democratic presidential candidate questionnaire (June 2, 2007)
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