Meet the Team

Board of Directors



Carmen Valdivieso Hulbert is a political and community activist serving Brooklyn's Red Hook and Sunset Park. She is currently preparing a program of awareness to support the organizing of a food co-op for the full participation of her neighbors in Red Hook- NYCHA. Carmen is a Peruvian-born journalist, filmmaker & activist. She retired from the Associated Press after serving 30 years as a journalist, and union organizer for the NMG-CWA. Carmen ran for City Council in District 38 with the Green Party in 2017.  She was an elected Bernie Sanders delegate for New York-CD7 for the DNC-2016 & co-founder of LatinosforBernieNYC in 2015. She currently hosts Our Communities on Occupy Radio.

Al Ronzoni brings nearly twenty years of both political and academic experience to the table. He has worked on numerous campaigns as a petitioner, canvasser, fundraiser, writer, blogger, researcher, campaign manager, treasurer and strategist. In addition, he has served as a Speaker in the Humanities and Scholar Facilitator for Humanities New York and is a past president and board member of the Greater Astoria Historical Society. He has also sat on the Board of Directors for Politics Reborn since 2017.



Michael Blecher was born and raised in Queens, NY. He got his B.A. in Psychology and Film at Brooklyn College. He volunteered as an emergency medical technician and worked as a research assistant in several psychology labs before pursuing a career in community organizing. He campaigned in 6 states for Bernie Sanders’ 2016 Presidential Campaign, and his efforts were recognized by Newsday and The Village Voice. He is currently the president of Politics Reborn, a post-partisan, membership organization that engages individuals as leaders in their communities, and provides access to their own power in the political process. He founded this organization to continue the movement  Bernie Sanders started when he announced his 2016 presidential run.