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John Lazarz has spent the last four months becoming an organizer. For the past month he worked as a field organizer for the Bernie Sanders Campaign. This included independently building grass roots teams to exponentially increase the reach of Senator Sanders. Utilizing a bottomless drive and personal stake in the issues John is now a VAN instructor, volunteer coordinator, and a trusted member of the Philly campaign. 

Work experience

Mar 2016Apr 2016

Field Organizer

Bernie2016 PA

 Independently creating events, recruiting 300 new volunteers a month prior to campaign arrival in PA with OOS team, guiding individuals and team building meetings. Leading training sessions to create, manage, and oversee registration teams. Showing initiative in planning and assisting both Field organizers and the Field Director. Acting as a conduit between grass roots personnel and campaign staff. Coordinating Philadelphia volunteers on GOTRegister 3/28 at both the West Philly and North Philly offices. Hired as an ad hoc field organizer, coordinating with the Philly Field Director in forming and training neighborhood teams/staging locations to expand the reach of the campaign in Philadelphia. Expanded the margins in Wards 18 and 31, 2 of the 6 winning wards for the Senator in Philadelphia.

Jan 2016Feb 2016

Full Time Volunteer

Bernie 2016 Massachusetts

Leaning the basics of campaigning, becoming a resource for the Field Organizers at that location. Learning how to use VAN, the tactics of the campaign, and establishing relationships with organizers and volunteers that have continued throughout the following months. Returned from South Carolina with a team to assist in GOTV.

Feb 2016Feb 2016

Full Time Volunteer South Carolina

Bernie 2016 South Carolina

Full time canvasser for the campaign. Learned and practiced the most effective canvassing strategies in communities of all demographics and classes. Established continuing relationships and support networks. 

Mar 2016Mar 2016

Full Time Volunteer

Bernie 2016 Maine

Worked to expand the expected margin of victory in Maine. Canvassed full time in Portland neighborhoods of all demographics and classes. Also planned out Pennsylvania strategy with OOS team at this time. 

Jan 2016Jan 2016

Part Time Volunteer 

Bernie 2016 NH

Phonebanker for the campaign, talked to friends and family about Bernie and policy issues specific to NH. 

Apr 2015Oct 2015

Associate Manager

College Works

Associate Manager, 5/15-11/15 Assisting in budget creation, managed work crew hours, transporting team to job sites, maintained work place safety. Responsible for renovations and carpentry. 



B.A in Political Science

Hofstra University



Lev Hirschhorn, Philadelphia Field Director

603-577-0835 [email protected] 

Walid Shahid, WFP Political Director PA

703-732-1945 [email protected]

Emily Divito, Field Organizer MA-NY

727 631 4237

[email protected]

Ora Elena Kershaw, Field Organizer SC

803 394 5098