April 20, 2020/Blog, Media

Organizing Like Never Before | Our Movement Monday

In our series Our Movement Monday, we talk with Texans across our state about their work and the challenges facing their communities.

Last week, we announced Brooklynne Mosley as our new Coordinated Campaign Director. Brooklynne is a veteran, an organizer, and an operative that has led campaigns on both the state and national level, most recently serving as the Missouri state director for Senator Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign.

As the coordinated campaign director for the Texas Democratic Party, Brooklynne will lead our voter contact efforts — including a team of approaching 1,000 field organizers and canvassers by Election Day; our historic voter expansion and protection programs; and teams supporting our 850 Democratic nominees and hundreds of county parties across the state.


We’re so excited to have you on our team! We know you’re just as thrilled as we are — what made you want to join the biggest battleground state in the country?

I am so excited to join the Texas Democratic Party! Working in a battleground state is a great opportunity but working in the biggest battleground is out of this world. There are so many people who have spent years to get Texas to this moment and I am just blessed to be able to join them.

What about this position are you the most excited about? What are some challenges do you think you’ll have to overcome?

I am excited to get a chance to work with people who are passionately working to make the world better every day. There are so many people who have been nonstop for years and I feel honored that they would allow me to lead the coordinated effort. The most obvious challenge with Texas is just the size, both geographically and population-wise. We want to talk to as many of our friends and neighbors as possible and that will take us meeting them where they are.

Turning Texas blue will take a coordinated campaign as big as Texas. What are some initiatives that you’re looking to implement to take us there?

I am really lucky to have a great team. We have a really awesome organizing team that are already on the ground preparing for our direct voter contact. We have constituency organizers who are building relationships in critical communities. Our Voter Protection Expansion teams are working hard to ensure every eligible Texas voter has the opportunity this year. By the fall we will have about over 1000 individuals on the ground supporting our candidates up and down the ballot. Training, county services, and candidate services have been nonstop and make sure people feel supported.

What was it like to work on a presidential campaign? Was this your first time working on a presidential campaign?

Warren for President was my second presidential campaign. I really enjoyed my experience, I got to work with some really great people. The best part is we got to train a lot of volunteers who will be working towards Democratic victories all over the country.

Some people may not realize that there are different ways to organize campaigns at the state and local levels. What would you say would be the biggest difference between all these campaigns?

Local candidates do a lot of the work themselves or with really small teams. It is not unheard of for a local candidate to have over 10k conversations themselves over the course of an election, depending on the size of the race. Statewide candidates have to have bigger teams because they have to cover more ground.

Why get involved in politics? Was this something that you’ve always wanted to do?

I started out as a volunteer on Paul Davis for Kansas (governor) in 2014 and was eventually brought on as staff. We didn’t win and I thought I never wanted to feel that kind of pain again. I lived in Kansas, it was a solidly red state so sitting out was not really an option so I continued to be involved. I’ve always wanted to be part of change I just needed to find a place to do it, politics is that place for me.

What is the one thing that you wished people would have told you before getting involved in politics?

That is more like The Office than The West Wing!

Who, or what inspires you to do the work you do?

I’ve gotten to meet a lot of great people from all walks of life in politics. There are a lot of people who had to fight to get a seat at the table and then made sure others came along. I’m inspired by the people who fought to get a seat and then made a bigger table.

How can folks get involved with the Texas Democratic Party that’s beyond casting their vote at the ballot, especially given the coronavirus pandemic?

The Coordinated Team has been working hard to make sure anyone who wants to be involved can do so safely. Find out ways to get involved at txdem.co/ConnectTexas.

 

The stakes have never been higher — we’re building out a historic organizing program that will change the way we mobilize our communities. Join ConnectTexas today: