Jessie has dedicated his career to building a unified progressive movement where everyone can fully enjoy the abundance that this country has historically offered to so few. For the last 17 years, Jessie has worked in the progressive movement at the local, state, and federal levels as a Colorado State Senator, senior nonprofit executive, trainer, and community organizer, most recently serving as the Co-Executive Director of Wellstone. He has facilitated the creation of seven state-based leadership development projects, and passed hundreds of economic, racial, and gender justice policies into state law, including wage theft protections, pregnancy accommodations, election modernization, driver’s licenses for undocumented residents, and Colorado’s largest investment in affordable housing. Jessie has trained thousands of progressive activists, campaign managers, and elected officials across the country. Since SiX’s inception, Jessie has partnered closely with the organization to develop the capacity of state legislators to build progressive governing power nationwide.