Who we are

At our firm, we bring together lived experience with a broad range of professional expertise across industries and issue areas. From Yakima to Seattle, Spokane to Vancouver, we’ve organized in communities all over Washington and shaped the progressive narrative that frames the biggest challenges we face today. 

We know that making structural change starts right now with our people and partners. 

We believe our values should be reflected in the arguments we make and the way we do our work. 

We work with coalitions, campaigns, and organizations whose causes are connected to community and committed to making a just world.

Dujie Tahat | CEO/Managing Director

Dujie (he/they) is a political and cultural strategist with deep experience across emerging and established non-profit advocacy organizations, legislative and electoral campaigns, and Fortune 500 companies. They’ve developed countless strategic messaging and narrative guides that center Black, Indigenous, and people of color, immigrants, queer folks, elderly Washingtonians, and those experiencing homelessness across a range of issues from environmental justice to housing to labor rights. Informed by their background organizing in the Yakima Valley then among artists and social justice advocates in and around Seattle, Dujie has built a career ensuring people at the margins are pulled to the forefront of political power building, organizational priorities, and communications strategies. 

Margot spindola | Associate Consultant

Margot (she/ella) is a Latina organizer and multiracial democracy advocate hailing from Eastern Washington with deep roots in community organizing, spearheading issue campaigns, and advancing policies that secure wins to communities of color across the state. Margot led over 30 statewide Latino-led organizations in unprecedented Census work to make sure underrepresented groups got counted, and continued the fight in leading the strategy and campaign for Redistricting Justice for Washington. She works to ensure that our legislators are held accountable to all Washingtonians and we can live in a world where politics work for everyone.

ISAAC ORGANISTA | Associate Consultant

Isaac (he/el) is a landlord fightin’, private property robbin’, part-time hater, full-time bilingual, handsome, hilarious, and humble organizer from Eastern Washington who has worked across King and Snohomish Counties in different capacities from organizer, bureaucrat, and campaign manager. Isaac’s insider-outsider experience has led him to organize tenants to pass protections both on the local and state level in Washington; manage community engagement for the 2022 King County Participatory Budget process, and door knocking for King County Council race in District 9. Balancing humor and professionalism, while using his own privileges within his identity, Isaac works to fight systemic issues while bridging divides across the state and within his Latinx community.

Lauren Allen | Associate Consultant

Lauren (she/they) is a communicator, advocate, and researcher with over seven years of community engagement experience locally and in our state capitol. They have fought to advance gender equity, workers’ rights, higher education, restorative justice, and more through their work on campaigns, advocacy, and policy research. Lauren was raised on the Kitsap Peninsula, graduated from the University of Washington Bothell, and works to ensure a just future for all.

EMILY PARZYBOK | Senior consultant

Emily Parzybok (she/her) has worked in Washington politics for a decade running campaigns at the ballot and in the legislature on issues ranging from gun violence prevention to workers’ rights. She believes in coalition building and community-driven policy making that centers those most impacted. Through convening the Washington Voting Justice Coalition, Balance Our Tax Code, the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights coalition and others, Emily has studied and implemented collective policy development as well as a range of decision making and organizing structures. A believer in transparency, trust and accountability, Emily understands that political change depends on our care for one another.

Simmy Kumar | Operations & Systems Specialist

Simmy Kumar (she/her) brings a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector. Having spent her career in fundraising, operations, and program management, Simmy is most passionate about cultivating relationships and developing systems and processes. These two skills recognize how a small part contributes to a whole- how our work is interconnected. Simmy is devoted to supporting leadership and self-determination, specifically within communities of color, to amplify the stories of resilience and liberation that drive us forward. Simmy earned her BA from Franklin University Switzerland and an MPA from Rutgers University in New Jersey with a focus in community development.