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Nancy de Delva
NYPAN Co-Chair

As an activist, Nancy has participated in many rallies and campaigns throughout the years. In 2015, she joined the Bernie Sanders campaign. During that time, she met various Queens groups who also were active in the campaign. In 2016, she was elected as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, where the New York delegation decided to stay organized and create a state organization, New York Progressive Action Network. She joined New Queens Democrats, a chapter of NYPAN, and was elected to serve on NQD’s board (now Executive Committee). She was also elected by the New York City chapters of NYPAN to serve on the Executive Committee of NYPAN. She has served both organizations ever since, and intends to continue to represent NQD in collaboration with other progressives in Queens and the State of New York.

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Jesse Rose

Jesse Rose has served as Treasurer for NQD since its inception. He’s a civil rights employment attorney at The Rose Law Group, PLLC in Astoria, Queens. He has lived in Queens since 2009 and has two children who attend public schools. He is a board member for Powhatan & Pocahontas Regular Democratic Club, he was a delegate for the Bernie Sanders 2016 presidential campaign, an alternate delegate for the Barack Obama 2008 presidential campaign, founded and was president of the Hofstra Law Democratic Society, and was a member of the Wake Forest Democratic Club. Jesse holds a J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law and a B.A. in Economics from Wake Forest University. Jesse believes that the political revolution means that government will become truly representative, responsive to the needs of the people, and will reject special interests from having a disproportionate affect in government.

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Sam Schachter
Operations Director

A founding member of NQD, Sam has an extensive organizing background that includes creating interfaith dialogue on campus between Christians, Jews, and Muslims; a citywide arts fellowship; fundraising for NYC parks; and connecting students with career and internship opportunities. Sam currently resides in Astoria, Queens and can be found riding his bike around the neighborhood to potluck shabbat dinners, or in civic action meetings, connecting with neighbors and activists. He is currently finishing his MSW at Hunter College.