atAdvocacy works with progressive organizations to grow their communities, combining its proven methodology of compelling content, positive social engagement, and a highly-engaged audience of online activists.


Our Guiding Principles

  • We believe in fighting for a more progressive future
  • We believe in a living wage — Yes, including influencers
  • We believe in building community
  • We believe that, though the challenges we face are great, together we will prevail

Team

Stuart Perelmuter

Founder/CEO

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Stuart Perelmuter has more than a decade of experience in cause-related community development. As the founder of OD Action, Stuart kept hundreds of thousands of members informed and engaged in progressive politics, eventually growing it into one of the nation’s largest action networks and partnering with a range of Democratic candidates and causes — from progressive icon AOC to former Alabama Senator Doug Jones.

Prior to starting OD Action, Stuart wrote content for some of the most wide-reaching progressive social media channels, routinely generating more than a million engagements per post. He served for more than a decade as a communications strategist on Capitol Hill and has worked on numerous successful campaigns. Stuart serves on the board of the Fairness Campaign, a Kentucky based nonprofit that works to end discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and to dismantle systemic racism.

Sabrina Collins

Community Relations Manager

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Sabrina Collins is a researcher and community advocate based in Louisville, Kentucky who studied Political Science as well as Gender and Sexuality at the University of Louisville. Her published work “Perceptions of discrimination in the legal profession” can be found in the Kentucky Political Science Association Journal.

Before joining the atAdvocacy team, Sabrina was the Student Body President at the University of Louisville where she successfully advocated for student safety and affordability amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. She has previously worked as a campaign fellow, research assistant, student success ambassador, and served as the student representative on the University of Louisville’s Board of Trustees. In her free time, you can find Sabrina watching Formula One, reading, and playing tennis.

Lexie Stepro

Action Hero

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Lexie Stepro is a published poet based in Cincinnati, Ohio. After receiving her bachelor’s in Organizational Leadership from Northern Kentucky University, she served two terms as an AmeriCorps VISTA in her region. 

As a former Kentucky Youth Governor, previous Board Member of the National Campus YMCA Congress, and former Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts participant, Lexie knows how crucial our youth are to the progressive movement. Some of her more serious passions are public service, harm reduction, and community building — but Lexie also loves asking strangers about their birth charts, mind-numbing reality TV, and Kentucky sunsets from across the river.

AJ Johnson

Creative Consultant

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AJ Johnson is an award-winning writer, performer, and activist who uses storytelling to help socially conscious, mission driven brands stand out. He is a founding co-host of the political podcast Democratica and regular contributor to the OD Action newsletter.

As a digital content creator and editor, he has worked for several technology, lifestyle start-ups, and LGBTQ-focused companies large and small. He is most proud of the campaign he spearheaded to target recruitment of differently-abled and older contractors for a Los Angeles based tech startup.

A proud Black queer Buddhist, AJ is currently pursuing a Masters in clinical psychotherapy at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Sara Mountjoy-Pepka

Golden Age Action Hero

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Sara Mountjoy-Pepka is an activist/artist based in Los Angeles, and studied Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. In addition to her work at atAdvocacy she is also Director of Action with OD Action, strategizing and executing the legislative goals for the community at-large.

Before her work with atAdvocacy and OD Action, Sara was Assistant Manager of Annual Fund at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, supporting a $4 million annual goal via telefunding, direct mail, and the $1 million Donor Valet Parking program. She has also previously worked as a development officer (and sometime youth board creator) for InvestED, the YWCA of Seattle/KingSnohomish, and The Chicago Chamber Musicians. Sara is a theatrical director, producer, and actor in Los Angeles, and a proud advocate for Muslim rights, especially for her wonderful husband Ahsan.

Annie Wu Henry

Social Media Manager

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Annie Wu Henry is a social media and digital strategy expert who advocates for progressive change online, personally and professionally. As a journalist and creator, Annie, has contributed to some of the largest advocacy instagram platforms through feature articles, photojournalism, infographics, and videos. She engages her own following to inform and activate them about the world and how they can get involved to push for change.

Outside atAdvocacy, Annie works as a social media consultant, creator, social media manager, and freelance writer. Her works have been engaged with and shared by millions, including Rachel Cargle, Ellen Pompeo, Viola Davis, Kerry Washington, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Kim Kardashian, Kylie + Kendall Jenner, and more. A communications expert, Annie has worked for PR firms, nonprofits, local businesses, and corporations. She believes social media is instrumental in driving the necessary change to move our country forward and is passionate about politics, pop culture, pressed coffee, and people who do the right thing.