ONE Taps Campaign Veteran Laurie Moskowitz to Lead U.S. Campaigns; House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Dr. Pearl Alice Marsh as U.S. Policy Director

Washington, D.C.-ONE today announced that seasoned campaign veteran Laurie Moskowitz will lead ONE’s U.S. campaign and advocacy efforts as its new Senior Director of U.S. Campaigns. Senior staff member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Dr. Pearl Alice Marsh, has also come on board as ONE’s new U.S. Policy Director.

Laurie Moskowitz comes to ONE with nearly two decades of national campaign experience, both in political strategy and grassroots organizing. Most recently, Moskowitz founded and served as Principal of FieldWorks, a campaigning and advocacy organization that works to achieve high-impact results in the voter contact, grassroots organizing and grasstops arenas.

“Laurie brings a wealth of national and local campaign experience to ONE as a well-respected strategist. Her acute political savvy will be critical in this challenging political environment,” said ONE U.S. Executive Director Sheila Nix. “We are thrilled to have her lead ONE’s campaigns across the country to help us mobilize Americans behind proven, cost-effective efforts that are saving lives and helping the world’s poor fight extreme poverty.”

In her new role, Moskowitz will lead ONE’s campaign and field strategy, which includes staff and activities in nearly every state. Among its functions, ONE’s field operation works to create political will in key congressional districts for bipartisan global poverty and disease-fighting legislation, helps expand ONE’s grassroots membership, mobilizes key constituencies such as political and business leaders on both sides of the political aisle, and raises awareness of global poverty issues in communities nationwide.

Dr. Pearl Alice Marsh comes to ONE after more than 10 years as the Democratic Senior Professional Staff Member for the House Foreign Affairs Committee, where she was responsible for all issues related to Africa and global health, including the HIV/AIDS pandemic. As U.S. Policy Director, Dr. Marsh will help lead ONE’s research and policy arm that works to support the organization’s advocacy efforts with comprehensive reports, innovative events and the most up-to-date research on the latest news and issues affecting the fight against extreme poverty in Africa.

“Pearl Alice’s extensive foreign policy experience and insider knowledge from her work on the Hill will be a real asset to ONE’s work in Washington,” said Nix. “We are very excited to have her knowledge and leadership on board as ONE continues to make the case to our nation’s leaders that America has a critical role to play in saving lives and helping the world’s poor become financially independent.”

Background on Laurie Moskowitz After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley, Moskowitz served as senior staff for Senator Carl Levin during his 1996 senate campaign in Michigan. Moskowitz also worked on both Clinton Inaugurals in 1992 and 1996. Moskowitz held a number of positions within the Democratic National Committee, including National Coordinated Campaign Director on behalf of Al Gore and the Democratic Party during the 2000 election cycle. As the DNC’s National Coordinated Campaign Director, Laurie worked with 19 stakeholder tables to develop state based Coordinated Campaign plans and fund them to the tune of $35 million dollars. She has served in senior level positions with the Democratic National Committee, campaigns, and advocacy organizations for over 23 years, including as a consultant to the 2004 and 2008 Presidential campaigns and the Principal of FieldWorks for the last ten years.

Background on Pearl Alice Marsh With thirty years of professional experience in policy research, community and national politics, academia, advocacy, and government, Dr. Marsh has traveled and worked throughout Africa to help strengthen democratic institutions, promote economic development, and promote human rights and popular participation in governance. Marsh’s distinguished professional career in public policy has covered a wide range of issues including international trade, peace and security, grassroots economic development, education, and inter-ethnic relations. Her publications include articles on U.S. foreign policy towards Africa and grassroots activism in foreign policy. She received her doctorate in Political Science and Masters in Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley and holds a Bachelors degree in Social Welfare from Sacramento State College.