Jay Riestenberg

Campaigns & States Media Strategist

Jay Riestenberg

Jay develops and manages Common Cause’s daily rapid response messages, national campaign communications strategy, and Common Cause’s work on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and its push for an Article V constitutional convention. Jay also coordinates and supports state communications strategy and represents Common Cause in coalitions on democracy reform. 

Jay’s work has been featured in The Washington Post, Reuters, USA Today, McClatchy, National Journal, Bloomberg News, Politico, The Hill, NPR, Al Jazeera America, The Atlantic, Salon, The Huffington Post, US News & World Report, Vox.com, VICE, Moyers & Company, Inside Climate News, The San Francisco Chronicle, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Indianapolis Star, The Madison Cap Times, The Patriot-News, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and The Topeka Capital-Journal.  

Before joining Common Cause in June 2014, Jay previously worked as a political consultant for progressive and labor organizations and as a fellow and writer for the Center for Media and Democracy. He graduated from the University of Dayton with a BA in political science in 2011 and received his Masters in Political Management from The George Washington University in 2013.

Phone: 202.736.5741

Email: jriestenberg@commoncause.org

Twitter: @JayRiestenberg

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