About Bob Fertik
Bob Fertik, President
Bob Fertik is a life-long progressive and Democratic Party activist, blogger, candidate, local party chair, feminist and anti-war organizer, political consultant, and entrepreneur.
Fertik co-founded Democrats.com with David Lytel in January 2000 as the first online community for Democratic Party activists. Since then, Democrats.com has grown to over 4 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. 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 impeachment campaign by co-founding AfterDowningStreet.org and creating ImpeachPAC to support pro-impeachment candidates for Congress.
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. Most recently, Fertik co-founded act.tv to promote progressive video activism, and VoteProChoice.us.to elect prochoice candidates in all 50 states.
Fertik graduated from Yale with a B.A. in Economics in 1979 and lives with his family in New York City.