About Bob Fertik
Bob Fertik, President
Bob Fertik is a life-long progressive and Democratic Party activist, blogger, candidate, local party chair, political consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been profiled in the New York Times, Newsday, and the New York Sun.
Fertik co-founded Democrats.com with David Lytel in January 2000. (Lytel left at the end of 2002 to launch ReDefeatBush.com.) Democrats.com was the first online community for Democratic Party activists. Since then, Democrats.com has grown to nearly 1 million supporters who organize for progressive change.
During the 2000 campaign, Democrats.com helped expose George Bush's desertion from the Texas Air National Guard, which the Corporate Media has still never reported. During the Florida recount, Democrats.com led nation-wide protests to "count every vote." After the Supreme Court threw out 175,000 never-counted votes to appoint Bush president, Democrats.com organized counter-inaugural protests and worked with the Congressional Black Caucus to challenge Florida's illegal electors, a scene made famous in Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11.
After Bush's inauguration, Democrats.com began calling for Bush's impeachment for stealing the election. On 9/11/01, Democrats.com suspended its impeachment efforts, but on 9/12/02, Democrats.com led the first protest outside the U.N. against Bush's Iraq War plans, and firmly opposed the invasion and occupation. After the publication of the Downing Street Memos on 5/1/05 proved Bush deliberately lied about pre-war intelligence, Democrats.com revived its nation-wide impeachment campaign by co-founding AfterDowningStreet.org and creating ImpeachPAC to support pro-impeachment candidates for Congress.
Fertik is a frequent guest on TV and radio. On FOX (photo above), Fertik debated Al Gore's victory in Election 2000 and popular opposition to the Iraq War with Bill O'Reilly on The O'Reilly Factor on 9/25/02 and left O'Reilly fuming for days.
Before starting Democrats.com, Fertik was a leader in feminist politics, and co-founder of the Pro-choice Resource Center, Eleanor's List, Women Leaders Online, and the Women's Voting Guide.
Fertik graduated from Yale with a B.A. in Economics in 1979 and lives with his family in New York City.