Meet Our New Director Of Operations
Monday, February 25th, 2013
Big news! This morning we’re announcing that Mimi Marziani is joining Why Tuesday? as our new Director of Operations. We couldn’t be more excited to have Mimi leading the charge for us at this crucial moment to make sure America’s voting system works for all of us, not just a select group. Read the complete press release below.
NEW YORK – Feb. 25, 2013 – Today, the nonpartisan group Why Tuesday? named Mimi Marziani as its new Director of Operations.
Ambassador Andrew Young, Chairman of the Why Tuesday? Board of Directors, stated: “Our country is engaged in active discussions about how to fix our country’s voting system, we are extremely fortunate to have Mimi assume the helm at this critical moment.”
Ms. Marziani has served on the organization’s advisory board for two years, and brings a depth of experience with voting rights and election law. For three years, Ms. Marziani was an attorney with the Brennan Center for Justice, litigating election law cases across the country and playing an active role in the Center’s efforts to promote voting rights. She is currently a litigation associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, where she maintains an active pro bono practice.
“Voting is a fundamental right and a privilege of citizenship, yet our voting system has not been meaningfully upgraded since 1845 when Congress chose Tuesday as the day people vote in national elections,” said William Wachtel, a founding partner and member of the Board.
Ms. Marziani added, “Why Tuesday? is known for approaching old problems with American elections from unconventional angles. I am thrilled to lead the organization as we push to make voting easier for eligible citizens.”
“It is disgraceful that the greatest democracy in the world ranks 138th out of 172 democracies in voter turnout. With Mimi, Why Tuesday? is committed to working with state and federal policymakers on both sides of the aisle to find balanced and commonsense solutions,” added Jacob Soboroff, host of HuffPost Live, and the group’s previous Executive Director and current Board member.
In addition, Why Tuesday? announced that Thomas Rossmeissl will serve as Chief Strategy Officer. Mr. Rossmeissl has been an active member of the organization since 2007 when he helped launch the Why Tuesday? video blog, and will continue to oversee the group’s online strategy. Mr. Rossmeissl is the Director of Joe Trippi & Associates.
UPDATE 3/7: Corrected to reflect Mimi Marziani’s title.