Person

Robert Reynolds

Nationality:

American

Residence:

Los Angeles, CA

Occupation:

Democratic Political Activist

Robert Reynolds is the co-founder and executive director of Vote Rev, formerly VoteTripling.org, a left-of-center political action committee (PAC) that supports Democratic Party candidates by enlisting voters to “vote triple,” or asking the voter to message three of their friends to remind them to vote. [1] [2]

Career

Robert Reynolds earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics at the Loyola Marymount University in California, and a Master of Public Policy degree in behavioral science at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. [3]

In 2012, he was a White House intern during the Obama administration. Reynolds then became a “5th-grade teacher” for the Center for Working Families, a left-of-center advocacy group active in New York and based in Washington, DC. He worked as a teacher from August 2012 until July 2013. [4]

Reynolds was an associate for Ideas42 from September 2016 until August 2018. Ideas42 is a firm offering behavioral science consulting primarily to left-leaning non-profits and foundations, as well as government agencies. While working for Ideas42, Reynolds wrote an article in 2017 for the Kennedy School Review titled “How Democrats Can Win in 2018 with Behavioral Science.” Reynolds then received seed funding from a “political philanthropist” to create Vote Rev. [5]

Vote Rev

Reynolds co-founded Vote Rev, formerly VoteTripling.org, in 2018 with David Slifka, a left-leaning activist and technology entrepreneur who is a board member for the Democratic-aligned agitation group Indivisible. The PAC supports Democratic Party candidates during campaign cycles by enlisting voters to “vote triple,” a tactic that includes asking the voter to message three of their friends to remind them to vote. [6] [7] [8]

References

  1. Rosenberg, Tina. “Hi, There. Want to Triple Voter Turnout?”  New York Times. September 19, 2020. Accessed April 4, 2022. www.nytimes.com/2020/09/19/opinion/voter-turnout-2020-election.html. ^
  2. “Robert Reynolds.” LinkedIn. Accessed April 4, 2022. https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertmatthewreynolds/. ^
  3. “Robert Reynolds.” LinkedIn. Accessed April 4, 2022. https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertmatthewreynolds/. ^
  4. “Robert Reynolds.” LinkedIn. Accessed April 4, 2022. https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertmatthewreynolds/. ^
  5. “Power to the People: Robert Reynolds MPP 2015 is using behavioral science to encourage voters to head to the polls.” Harvard Kennedy School. Accessed April 4, 2022. www.hks.harvard.edu/alumni/connect/community-stories/power-people. ^
  6. Rosenberg, Tina. “Hi, There. Want to Triple Voter Turnout?”  New York Times. September 19, 2020. Accessed April 4, 2022. www.nytimes.com/2020/09/19/opinion/voter-turnout-2020-election.html. ^
  7. “Robert Reynolds.” LinkedIn. Accessed April 4, 2022. https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertmatthewreynolds/. ^
  8. “Robert Reynolds.” Vote Rev. September 4, 2022. Accessed April 4, 2022. www.voterev.org/robert-reynolds. ^
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