Carly Pildis currently serves as Zioness's Director of Grassroots Organizing, using her extensive organizing experience to help progressive and Zionist activists advance social, racial and gender justice as openly proud supporters of Jewish self-determination in their communities. In addition to helping mobilize the most powerful collective of Jewish activists America has ever known, she is a Contributing Editor for Tablet Magazine.
After graduating from Bennington College in 2007, She moved to New Hampshire and hit the campaign trail with AJWS, engaging Presidential Primary Candidates on a variety of global justice issues including the crisis in Darfur, international access to basic education, cancellation odious debt for developing nations, and the Global HIV/AIDS Crisis. She then joined Jubilee USA Network, serving as a Interfaith Organizing and Advocacy Fellow. She ran the Jubilee Congregations program, working to mobilize 100 congregations in the fight for debt cancellation in Haiti and other countries suffering due odious debt as well as and IMF/World Bank Reform. After the devastating 2010 Haitian Earthquake, Carly worked with Jubilee and its partners to pass the Haiti Debt Relief and Earthquake Recovery Act (H.R. 4537).
In 2012 she joined Obama for America as a Phone Bank Coordinator based in DC. She was promoted Director of Jewish Outreach for Obama For America DC, organizing Jewish efforts around the city including Shabbat Dinners, Phone Banks, Canvassing and the joint African Americans for Obama and Jewish Americans for Obama Voting Rights Seder. She was promoted again to Operation Vote Director, overseeing outreach to various constituency groups including African Americans, Jewish Americans, LGBT Americans, Muslim Americans, Latino Americans and Women for Obama. Under her leadership The Obama for America DC Operation Vote project made over 51,000 phone calls into Virginia in the weeks leading up to Election Day.
In 2013 she was thrilled to start working for RESULTS. She designed and managed the REAL Change Organizing and Advocacy Fellowship to Fight Poverty, an advocacy training program for young people between the ages of 18–30. During the yearlong program, fellows learn how to work with the media, their communities, and policymakers to create change. She also designed and managed RESULTS candidate engagement projects around the 2015 Presidential Primaries and 2018 Midterm Elections. As Senior Associate for Advocacy and Organizing, Carly served in the fight for global justice with RESULTS everyday.
In her free time, Carly enjoys writing, engaging in Jewish Twitter, and making Shabbat with her family. She will never stop rooting for Boston sports teams, no matter how long she lives in DC.