100% Campaign Team

 
 
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Chris conry, campaign manager

Chris Conry is the Campaign Director of the 100% Campaign.  He has been organizing in Minnesota since 2002.  Most recently he was Strategic Campaigns Director at TakeAction Minnesota where we led their efforts to pass earned sick & safe time ordinances in three cities, to raise the state’s minimum wage, and to defeat statewide preemption.  Before that, he was a leader in campaigns to close corporate tax loopholes and expand access to healthcare in Minnesota.  He worked in the labor movement for six years as a negotiator and organizer for the Service Employees International Union Local 284 and the United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local 1189.  He was trained as a community organizer by Voices for Racial Justice.  He was the Volunteer Coordinator for Paul Wellstone’s 2002 Senate race.  He has been periodically active in and regularly engaged by work in the performing & visual arts.  He is a graduate of the University of Chicago.  He is from Galva, Iowa.

 
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Ashley Fairbanks, Creative Director

Ashley Fairbanks is an Anishinaabe artist, organizer, designer and digital strategist, and the creative director for the 100% Campaign. She is a founding member and artistic director of AMP: Art | Music | Politics, a united effort of Rhymesayers Entertainment, community organizers, and artists utilizing hip hop to impact our electoral process.  She’s worked on everything from municipal to statewide electoral campaigns, most recently serving as Ilhan Omar’s Digital Director and Erin Murphy’s Communications Director.

Ashley was a 2016 Forecast Public Art Emerging Artist Fellow, a 2016 Aspen Ideas Fellow, a 2017 Rockwood Institute Techquity Fellow, and has completed numerous organizing trainings because she’s a pretty big nerd. She grew up in South Minneapolis, graduating from South High School and then the University of Minnesota, where she studied Ojibwe language and Political Science. She currently lives in the Seward Neighborhood of Minneapolis with a partner, a dog, two cats and a small flock of chickens.

 
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maria langholz, communications director

Maria Langholz is the Communications Director for the 100% Campaign. Prior to working for the campaign, Maria was a part of the digital & communications team for Keith Ellison for Attorney General. Over the last 4 years, she has bopped between climate activism in the Midwest and national-level progressive politics. Maria worked with the Progressive Change Committee for two years as a campaigner on Medicare for All and the "Millions of Jobs" infrastructure campaign, and served as the Communications Director for the Wisconsin Working Families Party during the election season when we ended Scott Walker's reign. Her activism began at Macalester College, where she studied Environmental Studies and Applied Mathematics. She and a couple of her friends were the cool kids to start the college's fossil fuel divestment campaign. Maria has lived in Minnesota or Wisconsin for 99% of her life -- and she's not going anywhere soon.

 
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danielle trajano, lead organizer

Danielle steps into her role as Lead Organizer after a year of canvassing and collecting stories from Minnesotans about how their values were shaped, and connecting these values to the climate movement. Her passion for this work is rooted in her love and appreciation of nature, deep values of respect and responsibility, and travel experiences where she witnessed the devastating impact climate change is already having on the global south. She also lived in Uppsala, Sweden for six months where she saw sustainable systems in place, like comprehensive public transportation and winterized bike paths, which inspired her about changes we can make in Minnesota. Danielle graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College and her senior thesis focused on how artists in Minneapolis see their work as a form of resistance – she is inspired by art/creativity and their power in shaping and sustaining movements.  In her free time you can find her cross country skiing, making earrings, and spending time with friends and family.