Bros4America, previously Bros4Hillary, is a volunteer political advocacy organization that lobbies and supports progressive policies and candidates up-and-down ticket through social media outreach, volunteerism, fundraising, and by creating original video and digital content. We have over 40,000 members and followers across various social media platforms. Originally based out of Los Angeles, we began in January 2016 with the goal of electing Hillary Rodham Clinton the President of the United States, but have since grown to have a nationwide presence with the goal of advocating for progressive candidates in the 2018 midterm elections and defending against regressive Republican legislation or policies. 

WHAT’S WITH THE NAME?

Bros Leadership celebrate Hillary Clinton winning the nomination at their Viewing Party at Revolver in West Hollywood, with Mayor Lindsey Horvath.
Bros Leadership celebrate Hillary Clinton winning the 2016 Democratic nomination for President at their Official Viewing Party at Revolver in West Hollywood, CA with Mayor Lindsey Horvath (center). From left to right: Alex Mohajer, Nelson Melegrito, Thomas McAbee, Rance Collins.

“Bros” was picked as a tongue-in-cheek response to the sexism, racism, and other ‘isms’ being used by Secretary Clinton’s opponents and detractors during the Democratic primaries. As the size and impact of our organization grew, we found the name preceded the title. Nevertheless, “BRO” stands for “be respectful of others,” and indeed, Hillary’s  “bros” are all of us: male, female, gay, straight, black, white, latino, asian, transgender, old, young, rich, poor, educated and not, from every corner of the nation. We have a proud legacy of LGBT and female membership.

MEET OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM. THE BROS THAT STARTED IT ALL.

Since our inception we have grown into a vast network of over 36,000 members and followers of all ages, genders, creeds, and walks of life and in September 2016, we officially partnered with Hillary for America to boost voter outreach, registration, social media, and phonebanking efforts.

Bros4Hillary has enjoyed our fair share of press coverage, appeared in media interviews, and created our own original content. Check out our “Bros in the Media” page. Our members served as delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July 2016, have raised tens of thousands of dollars, lead phone banks, and volunteered all across the United States. We have hosted multiple live events, fundraisers, and viewing parties. Our events have drawn notable guests like Mayor of West Hollywood, Lindsay Horvath, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’s Jai Rodriguez, the original plaintiffs in the Prop 8 marriage equality case, as well as notables from TV and film. (An archival of our old “Get Involved” page shows all the ways we encouraged members to volunteer.)

On November 8, 2016, Secretary Clinton won the national popular vote by a substantial margin and earned the most votes of any presidential nominee in history after President Obama, an accomplishment we are proud of. But for the second time in 16 years, the Democratic nominee with the popular vote was defeated in the Electoral College.

On November 14, 2016, we released our Open Letter to the American People, in which we announced that through December 19, 2016 we would campaign for the Electoral College to vote for Hillary Clinton in accordance with the national popular vote, and to draw awareness to evidence of wide-spread voter suppression, election tampering and interventionism. On December 20, 2016 we plan to officially evolve into an advocacy group that honors Hillary’s legacy by advocating for her policies and ideals, lobbying for electoral college reform, fighting a regressive or harmful Republican legislative agenda, and supporting down-ticket Democrats in 2018.

HILLARY FOR AMERICA PARTNERSHIP

img_0351.jpgIn September 2016, we officially partnered with Hillary for America. Together, we worked to develop social media messaging during and after debates, and coordinated our overall branding and messaging efforts with the campaign. We developed the Official Bros4Hillary Call Team, which was sponsored by www.hillaryclinton.com, and ranked in the Top 10 of all call teams in the nation overall. The campaign also hosted Bros4Hillary on their text messaging tool, offering Bros-related information to users who texted ‘Bros’ to the campaign’s SMS short code number. The campaign also shared our livestream BrosCast videos on multiple occasions, including our interview with Colin and Betsy Ebeling, close friends of the Clintons. Our leadership team was privileged to be invited to New York to attend the Election Night viewing party at the Javits Center.

 

Alex Mohajer
About Alex Mohajer 213 Articles
Named one of OUT Magazine's 100 Most Eligible Bachelors of 2017, Alex Mohajer is a controversial political writer and commentator whose unapologetic post-election commentary has made him one of the most shared contributors at The Huffington Post. He is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Bros4America (formerly Bros4Hillary), a progressive advocacy organization that gained national recognition during the 2016 presidential election for its efforts to elect Hillary Clinton. Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts from U.C. Berkeley where he studied politics with progressive champion Robert Reich, and a Juris Doctorate from from Chapman University School of Law, where he studied constitutional law with conservative hero Hugh Hewitt. While in law school, he was fittingly awarded "Most Likely To Be Held in Contempt" by his graduating class. He has been interviewed for or featured on The Fox News Channel, PolitiFact, The Huffington Post, Washington Post, LA and NY Times, AfterBuzz TV, OUT and Instinct Magazine(s), Dan Savage Blog, TheWrap, Yahoo News, New York Public Radio, The David Pakman Show, The Ann Walker Show, and more. Named by LGBTQ Nation to their Top 8 People Working to Elect Hillary Clinton. Alex is an author, public/motivational speaker, and an award-winning singer, actor, and solo artist who was nominated for a 2016 Broadway World Award for Best Male Cabaret Artist. Alex lives in Los Angeles with his dog, Bruce Wayne. Press inquiries and bookings: press@bros4america.com
About B4ANewsRoom 46 Articles
The Bros4America Newsroom team features news content from our Social Media Outreach Team, Associate Reporters, and Interns.
Nelson Melegrito
About Nelson Melegrito 26 Articles
Nelson Melegrito is the original Founder of Bros4Hillary, from which Bros4America was born. He sits on the Executive Board of Bros4America. He is a non-profit professional who founded his own company, DIVA, dedicated to diversity in artistry and casting. Melegrito is a proud leader in the Filipino-American community and currently works in social media.
Thomas McAbee
About Thomas McAbee 8 Articles
Thomas McAbee was one of the original founding members of Bros4Hillary, and serves on the Bros4America Executive Board as a Senior Adviser. He is a political activist, commentator and business owner who currently lives in North Carolina.
About Daniel Fusselman 6 Articles
In 2016, Daniel Fusselman served Social Media Director of Bros4Hillary. He is the Marketing Manager at Anderson Law. He earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Boise State University. Prior to attending Boise State, he spent two years serving the Hispanic community in Los Angeles for a religious organization. At Boise State he was the Senator representing the College of Business & Economics and helped to pass a new Constitution for the Associated Student Body. He served on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the College of Business & Economics. Since graduating he has a worked for a San Francisco area tech startup and in the legal field. He has also advocated to strengthen laws that protect Idaho children.
Rachel Murphy Azzara
About Rachel Murphy Azzara 4 Articles
Guest Contributor Rachel Murphy Azzara is a writer, strategist and advocate currently living in St. Louis, MO. Her education is in Anthropology and Philosophy and she has career experience in strategic planning, outreach and digital marketing.
Rance Collins
About Rance Collins 4 Articles
Rance Collins was one of the Co-Founders of Bros4Hillary and serves on the Executive Board of Bros4America as it's Senior Adviser. He is also a co-anchor for The BrosCast. He is an actor living in Los Angeles, CA.
JC Lee
About JC Lee 2 Articles
Contributing writer J.C. Lee is an immense Hollywood talent, most notably a writer and producer of the hit ABC television drama, “How To Get Away With Murder.” He also served as a writer and co-producer on the groundbreaking gay drama “Looking” for HBO. J.C. resides in Los Angeles.
Katharine Rose
About Katharine Rose 2 Articles
Katharine Rose hails from Chicago, IL and is one of the original members of Bros4Hillary. She served on our Social Media Outreach Team and as a Political Researcher.
Justin Aron
About Justin Aron 1 Article
Justin Aron is a college sports professional living in Oakland, CA. He is an avid Supreme Court follower (outside of election season).
About Vera Ackerman 1 Article
Vera Ackerman hails from Seattle, Illinois and was an early member of Bros4Hillary during the 2016 presidential election. She is the owner and and operator of Green Thumb Landscape and Design. Vera comes on board to the Bros4America Editorial Team working on action alerts and election information.
Dwight Anthony
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Dwight Anthony lives in Palm Springs, CA and is the Founder and CEO of Body Plan, Inc., a fitness company. He was an active member of Bros4Hillary.
Jason Murray
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Ben Caron
About Ben Caron 1 Article
Guest contributor Ben Caron is a Los Angeles-based musician, content creator and community leader. He's currently heading a campaign called #MyFirst100Days designed to promote personal responsibility and loving action in response to Trump's first 100 days. Check out Ben's amazing artistry and work.
Dan Rather
About Dan Rather 1 Article
Dan Rather is an iconic and award-winning American journalist who has served with distinction since the 1950s. He is the host for The Big Interview on AXS TV and his independent production company is developing high-quality non-fiction and narrative content across a range of traditional and digital distribution channels. You may tweet him @TheDanRather or visit his website www.danrather.com.
Colin Ebeling
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Priscilla Wagner
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Lindsey Horvath
About Lindsey Horvath 1 Article
Lindsey P. Horvath was elected to the West Hollywood City Council on March 3, 2015. She previously served as a Councilmember for two years from 2009-2011, and as Mayor from April 2015 to April 2016. In July 2016 elected to serve as a delegate at the Democratic National Convention supporting Hillary Clinton. She is a graduate from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Arts in Gender Studies and sits on the boards of a dozen or more non-profit and philanthropy-oriented organizations.
Victoria Moxie
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