what we do

Our mission is to turn America blue by building a movement to flip seats. To build this movement, we need to radically simplify political action. We focus on state legislature elections—races that play a huge role in national elections but are often overlooked. Information about these races is hard to find, and busy people don’t have the time to sift through it. That’s where we come in. We’ll tell you which races are more important, who’s running, and how you can support them.

Our team will carefully choose each week’s actions, based on extensive research and policy analysis. We’ll always provide you with political and historical context about why the action matters. 

We’re grateful to have you on our team. Together, we’ll fight to rebuild our country. 

 

who we are

We are a team of organizers, politics junkies, strategists, and engineers who met each other working on the Hillary Clinton campaign in Columbus, Ohio and Brooklyn, New York. We come from a variety of worlds - international development, consulting, tech, and social enterprise. But we were united by the profoundly moving experience of working on the campaign, and a resolve never to let November 9, 2016 happen again.

Our advisors are leaders in the tech, politics, business, and nonprofit communities. They share our commitment to making volunteers and activists even more effective through analytics, tools, and resources.

We have been covered in NBCNews, The Washington PostYahoo! NewsMashableColumbus Business Journal, and 10TV.

 

our team

Catherine Vaughan,     CEO Catherine leads flippable’s strategy and business development. Catherine recently led Ohio’s out-of-state volunteer team for the Hillary Clinton campaign. She has a background in consulting (McKinsey, Bridgespan) and international development. Catherine holds a BA from Harvard and an MBA from Stanford.

Catherine Vaughan,     CEO

Catherine leads flippable’s strategy and business development. Catherine recently led Ohio’s out-of-state volunteer team for the Hillary Clinton campaign. She has a background in consulting (McKinsey, Bridgespan) and international development. Catherine holds a BA from Harvard and an MBA from Stanford.

Joseph Bandera-Duplantier, CTO Joseph leads flippable’s product and technology team. Prior to cofounding flippable, he served as a software engineer on the tech team at Hillary for America. He has built over 10 apps on Google Play and iOS App stores, as well as founded a local messaging start-up. Joseph holds a BA from University of North Carolina.

Joseph Bandera-Duplantier, CTO

Joseph leads flippable’s product and technology team. Prior to cofounding flippable, he served as a software engineer on the tech team at Hillary for America. He has built over 10 apps on Google Play and iOS App stores, as well as founded a local messaging start-up. Joseph holds a BA from University of North Carolina.

Chris Walsh, Director of Content and Community Chris oversees flippable's content creation and community engagement. He previously worked at Change.org, leading the #VoteLocal campaign and managing outreach to 200+ local candidates. He has been working on local, state, and national campaigns for 8 years. He holds a BA from the College of William and Mary.

Chris Walsh, Director of Content and Community

Chris oversees flippable's content creation and community engagement. He previously worked at Change.org, leading the #VoteLocal campaign and managing outreach to 200+ local candidates. He has been working on local, state, and national campaigns for 8 years. He holds a BA from the College of William and Mary.

Vanessa Archambault, Data/Mapping Engineer Vanessa codes up the maps and data visualizations for flippable. She's worked for organizations such as NASA, NPS, Apple, Create.io, and previously served as a software engineer at Hillary For America. Vanessa currently runs the San Jose Chapter of 'Girl Develop It'. She holds a BS from UC Berkeley.

Vanessa Archambault, Data/Mapping Engineer

Vanessa codes up the maps and data visualizations for flippable. She's worked for organizations such as NASA, NPS, Apple, Create.io, and previously served as a software engineer at Hillary For America. Vanessa currently runs the San Jose Chapter of 'Girl Develop It'. She holds a BS from UC Berkeley.

 
Sean Shannon, Software Engineer

Sean Shannon, Software Engineer

Ian Rose, Community Manager

Ian Rose, Community Manager

Christina Martin, Events and Communications Specialist

Christina Martin, Events and Communications Specialist

Seeyew Mo, Strategy & Operations Advisor

Seeyew Mo, Strategy & Operations Advisor

Alex Berke, Software Engineer

Alex Berke, Software Engineer

Andrea Frome, Data Science Advisor

Andrea Frome, Data Science Advisor