New York, NY
Cathy Stewart is Vice President for National Development at Independent Voting. She has been a community organizer and strategist in the independent political movement since the 1980’s. In 1994, she helped found the Independence Party of New York. In 2001, 2005 and 2009, she ran the NYC Party’s voter pull operations for Michael Bloomberg’s successful mayoral campaigns.
Her expertise lies in designing and implementing bottom-up organizing campaigns, including building and mobilizing organizations of independent voters; the training and development of independent leaders; ballot access and voter registration drives; producing conferences and research round-tables; and conceptualizing social media campaigns and conducting outreach to diverse constituents with a political reform message.
She founded and hosts Politics for the People, a popular national book club for independent activists featuring an interactive conference call with the authors of selected books.
Stewart holds an MS degree in nursing from Simmons College and worked in the community health arena for over a decade.
Starting in February 2020, Cathy is on assignment with The People where she serves as the National Field Director.