Sila Avcil

Sila Avcil was born in Iowa and raised between the United States and Turkey throughout her life. She is a first-generation dual citizen, Turkish-American. She attended high school in Turkey and moved to New Mexico to pursue her college education. Sila is an alumnus of the University of New Mexico (UNM) with her Master’s in Political Science. […]

Will Conway

Will Conway is a community organizer with over a decade of experience in movement building. Conway served as the National Organizing Director for No Labels, where he built the infrastructure for an independent presidential campaign in 2023, managing the largest department in the organization. Before that, he served as the National Organizing Director for the […]

Cesar Marquez

Cesar Marquez is a dedicated member of the Nevada Forward Party’s Executive Committee, where he plays a key role in the party’s efforts to gain ballot access. His journey into election reform began in 2020 when he co-founded Move Nevada Forward, a nonprofit aimed at fostering positive change in the state’s electoral processes. Cesar is […]

Douglas Balder

Douglas Balder is an award winning architect and designer who has planned and designed interpretive museum exhibitions, museums, afterschool youth development centers, and science centers. Select projects include the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Moscow; Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Wisconsin History Museum Master Plan, Madison, Wisconsin; […]

David Cherry

David Cherry is President of the Leaders Network, a collaborative of faith and community leaders working together to organize, strategize and mobilize to improve the quality of life for the West side communities and Greater Chicago. He is also Senior Vice President/Youth and Community Development and City Leader of the All Stars Project of Chicago, […]