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Progress Missouri is a multi-issue progressive advocacy organization that combines cutting edge online organizing and communications with rapid and hard-hitting earned media strategies. Year round, Progress Missouri will work to engage citizens from across the state around issues of immediate state or local concern.
Our mission is to provide a strong, credible voice in advancing progressive solutions to critical community problems. But we don’t do that on our own – we work as a communications team for the entire progressive community.
We’re a marketing department for progressive ideas – a campaign that never stops. We work year-round to challenge conservative propaganda in the media and make sure that progressive perspectives are heard.
By working together and uniting around issues important to Missouri residents, we will:
Sean Soendker Nicholson is the Executive Director of Progress Missouri, helping to found the communications and research organization in 2011. Previously, Sean was the Executive Director of Fired Up! Missouri and a Vice President at Kennedy Communications, a progressive communications and research firm in Washington DC. A proud Mizzou Tiger and Georgetown Hoya, he lives in Columbia with his wife, Trista, and two sons, Judah and Abram.
Grace has been working for Progress Missouri in Jefferson City since 2014. She studied history and economics at the University of Missouri and learned the ins and outs of the Missouri Legislature while live streaming committee hearings. She enjoys writing and working to make Missouri a better state to live in for every citizen. Her hidden talents are: cribbage, being left-handed, and waltzing. If not on twitter or facebook you can find her in Columbia ignoring her cat, Toulouse.
Sheela originally interned at Progress Missouri in 2012, during her last semester at Mizzou. After graduating with degrees in statistics and international studies, she moved to Sri Lanka on a Fulbright Fellowship, and the year after, to Kolkata, India to work at a technology social enterprise. Sheela is back in Missouri specifically to work in good governance, and when she isn't busy getting up in arms about #MOLeg tomfoolery, she's either doing math, eating, or running.