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About Us

 

We love New York, but our politicians won’t police themselves. Albany politicians believe that government knows best and their friends come first. They’re robbing us of our families, our finances, and our future. Their belief in the politics of envy will be the death of New York.

Somebody must stop this socialist slide, protect the taxpayer, and fight for the basic freedoms that made New York the Empire State. That somebody is Reclaim and the battle has begun.

We envision a freer New York made prosperous and competitive by improving public policy, nurturing civic engagement, and strengthening state and local government accountability.


Brandon Muir, Executive Director

Brandon Muir is the Executive Director of Reclaim New York. Reclaim is a non-profit organization that empowers New Yorkers through education and civic engagement, to reclaim ownership of their government. Muir joined the organization at its inception in 2014, leading initial policy research and building Reclaim’s core operations. He leveraged a background in management consulting and grassroots-outreach to mold complex policy issues into meaningful messages for citizens. In just three years Reclaim has grown into one of the largest grassroots organizations in New York.

Prior to living in New York, Muir worked for Deloitte Consulting on mission-to-workflow alignment, process-efficiency modeling, and change-implementation efforts at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the State Department. This experience instilled the belief that all actions can be measured – a core tenet to building Reclaim New York. During his time at Deloitte he also developed an independent practice with clients in the tech, retail, and non-profit sectors.

Muir began his career in civic education with the International Republican Institute in Washington, DC and Latin America. He supported and eventually managed voter engagement efforts, institution-building programs, and government transparency initiatives across Central and South America. Fluent in Spanish, he spent extensive time in-country managing daily programmatic activities and staff.

A former collegiate golfer, Brandon is frequently on the streets of Manhattan pursuing his passion for photography.


Teri Brake, Director of Administration


Jadan Horyn, Communications Director


Lexi Faunce, Media Manager


Louis Bertolotti, Outreach and citizens Manager


Michael Watt, Senior Government Relations Manager


Dan Branda, Policy Director



 

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Careers

 

Reclaim New York is currently hiring. If you’re passionate about making sure government works for all New Yorkers, and want to join a growing grassroots organization poised to help make that happen, drop us a line at careers@reclaimnewyork.org. We are looking for smart, engaged candidates to fill the following positions:

Internships – Spring 2019

 

Reclaim New York is also looking for degree-seeking students who want to actively contribute to our organization during the Fall semester. If you’re passionate about making sure government works for all New Yorkers, and want to join a growing grassroots organization poised to help make that happen, drop us a line at careers@reclaimnewyork.org. We are looking for smart, engaged candidates to fill the following positions:

Affordability Policy Intern

Grassroots Intern

Communications Intern

Digital Intern

Development Intern

Graphic Design Intern

Executive Management Intern

Partners

 


Financials

Reclaim New York is a non-partisan, 501c3 non-profit organization that empowers freedom-minded citizens to understand the real story behind state and local policy.

2017 IRS 990 filing.



Board of Directors

Chairman, Director, and Treasurer Rebekah Mercer

Secretary, and Director, Jennifer Mercer

Director, Leonard Leo

Director, Brandon Muir

 

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