Leadership

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The People’s Party is made up of more than 100,000 members and thousands of volunteers across the country. Meet our National Directors.

National Directors

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Nick Brana

National Chair

Nick Brana is the founder and National Chair of the People’s Party. He was the National Political Outreach Coordinator with Bernie 2016 and Electoral Manager with Our Revolution. He is a first-generation American, his family having come to the U.S. from Chile in the 1970s. When he isn’t building the party, he enjoys biking the C&O Canal, sci-fi, and imagining the world as it could be.

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Phil Ateto

National Action Director

Phil helps coordinate groups around the country to deploy high visibility, artful tactics with the Backbone Campaign as their Solidarity Brigade Coordinator.  He enjoys getting into as much of what John Lewis called “good trouble” as possible and hopes to help MPP folks do the same.  He enjoys getting outdoors around his town of Annapolis, MD.

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Elise Mysels

National Organizing Director

The 2015 Sanders campaign reinspired Elise’s interest in politics and human justice. For the past 5-years activism has been her full time job where she immersed herself in upwards to 100’s of organizations pushing for the issues. Elise joined us back in 2017 and she has also done her fair share of grassroots candidate organizing and support. “You name it, I’ve done it”, she claims, which includes maintaining various leadership positions at all levels over the years. “Now, all I can focus on is building this new Party!”, she excitedly states.
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Michelle Ramirez

National Organizing Director

Michelle Ramirez is the National Organizing Director with the People’s Party. She lives in Kansas with her family and has been with the party since 2017. She loves spending time with her granddaughter and prides herself on having the record for the most National Calls attended, having only missed three in five years.

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Rodrigo Brana

National Finance Director

Rodrigo Brana believes in the vision of a just, peaceful and sustainable world, which is the only option if life is going to survive and thrive on this planet.  Rodrigo is a naturalized US citizen. He grew up in Argentina and Chile and lived there a few years during the military dictatorship following Chile’s 9/11.  His experience in latin America informs his views on the injustice of modern day colonialism and the destructive effect of capitalism on democracy. Rodrigo is an architect and runs his own small business.  Rodrigo is vegan.