Introducing Melissa!

So, we’ve been quiet here for awhile.  The last post on the ActBlue blog was an announcement that we’re hiring.  Well I’m pleased to announce that ActBlue has now hired.  Soon we’ll introduce all of our new staff, but as the resident blogger I figure I’d show my colleagues how it’s done by posting my own introduction.

My name is Melissa Ryan and I’m the new Netroots Coordinator here at ActBlue.  My job is to reach out to bloggers and the netroots community.  You’ll be hearing a lot from me on the ActBlue blog and maybe your favorite political blogs too, particularly state specific political blogs.  I now have accounts on each of the 50 state network blogs where I look forward to contributing to the discussions.

Previously I blogged at Connecticut Local Politics & MyDD.  I’ve been a volunteer for my local Democratic party and campaigns including serving on my local Democratic Town Committee and most recently organizing pub quiz blograisers for CT-04 challenger Jim Himes.  Before politics took over my life I worked in the museum field.  I have a degree from the Mannes College of Music in voice.

Monday marks the return of Stats Week.  We’ll provide an overview of 2007 for ActBlue.  It’s also a way to highlight the work of everyone who contributed or raised funds through their own pages last year.

I look forward to working at ActBlue, especially since 2008 promises to be such an exciting year for Democrats nationwide.  In the meantime if you have a question or just want to say hello, drop me a line at

  1. Karl-T said:

    Congrats Melissa! I’m sure you will do a great job and I’m excited to see that ActBlue has you on board to spread the good word.

  2. Connecticut lost a great blogger but ActBlue picked up a great asset to their cause.
    God speed Melissa!

  3. tigergrrl74 said:

    You’re going to do an awesome job at ActBlue but you are missed here in CT greatly! Best wishes!

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