Senior Organizer for Electoral Engagement

Jo Risper


Jo is a radical feminist who is fighting for Black Liberation, with a key focus on reparations through a lens of housing. Her dream is a world where capitalism is eradicated in housing. Before working in politics she was a preschool teacher in her hometown of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She became involved in local politics to fight for her students, and soon got involved in electoral politics. She has worked for congressional races, NextGen America, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Bernie 2020 Campaign, and Citizen Action of New York. Her work is mostly based in grassroots and community organizing. She will use these skills to take translocal community organizing power into the electoral realm. Jo is a queer, cisgender, and lover of all things farmer markets. She spends her free time diving deep into skincare, shopping and reading. Her goal is to travel to all fifty states and every continent. She is currently based in Rochester, NY, an Amtrak, greyhound, or an airport.

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