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Gina Glantz is Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy. Her career in politics and organizing has been distinguished by innovative use of technology. In 1974, Ms. Glantz ran the first congressional campaign to use computer technology in canvassing voters. She went on to manage state and national campaigns. In 1985, Ms. Glantz founded Martin & Glantz, a firm specializing in grassroots organizing and strategic communications. Clients included the ACLU, The Sierra Club, Planned Parenthood, The Ford Foundation, and American Express. In 1989, the firm organized the largest Supreme Court amicus brief to date signed by governors and state legislators. In 1999, the Bill Bradley for President campaign, which she managed, successfully petitioned the FEC to allow Internet credit card contributions. Senator Bradley became the first candidate to raise a million dollars over the web. While serving as Senior Advisor to the President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) from 2001 to 2009, Ms Glantz created sinceslicedbread.com, an online contest of ideas that attracted participation from every congressional district in the country.
Ms. Glantz was a Fall, 2009 Institute of Politics Fellow and a Shorenstein Center Visiting Adjunct Lecturer in 2011. In 1981 she participated in the HKS program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government. Ms. Glantz graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1965. She currently chairs the Planned Parenthood Action Fund and serves on the boards of Oxfam-America and DEMOS, a progressive think tank.
Finally, a bit to her embarrassment, Ms. Glantz is currently ranked 396 on Angry Birds Year of the Dragon.