Battle Born Progress, through strategic communication, efforts empowers, engages and mobilizes Nevada voters to build a state where everyone has a fair opportunity to succeed.

Our legal entity Battle Born Progress is a 501(c)4 organization. Donations to Battle Born Progress are not tax-deductible.

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Board of Directors:


Justin Jones- Chair

Justin joined the Battle Born Progress Board of Directors in 2015. Justin previously served in the Nevada State Senate (2013-2014) where he served as Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee and championed legislation ranging from universal background checks to energy conservation. Justin practices complex commercial and employment law with the Wolf Rifkin law firm and in his free time, Justin enjoys training for triathlons, traveling the world, and hiking Red Rock Canyon with his wife, Megan, and two kids, Gabby and Liam.


Sam Lieberman

Sam joined the Battle Born Progress Board of Directors in June 2013. He has been a longtime champion of higher education for over three decades in Nevada. He currently serves as chair of the ad hoc Appeals Committee for Millennium Scholarship and vice chair of the Academic, Research and Student Affairs Committee. Regent Lieberman served as chair of the Nevada State Democratic Party from 2008-2011, overseeing the party in one of the toughest political environments for Democrats in decades.


Carolina Chacon

Carolina joined Battle Born Progress in 2012, eager to help advance progressive values throughout the state. Born in Chile but raised in Las Vegas, Carolina is a Nevadan at heart. Since her days attending the University of Nevada, Reno, she has focused her work on promoting human rights and social justice through online media and grassroots activism. Carolina has worked with the digital team Obama for America, the President’s re-election campaign, and served as the Director of Public Relations and Events at Ramirez Group.


Rachel Wenman

Rachel joined the board in July 2016. She is a proud native of Las Vegas who currently serves as founder and the Vice President of Urban Seed Inc., a company re-inventing and revolutionizing the way we grow and provide food. She prides herself on being a true blue entrepreneur and community organizer who believes she can change the world. Over the past 15 years she has built her expertise in business development, philanthropy, community organizing, marketing and relationship building.


Cherie A. Mancini

Cherie has been a board member of Battle Born Progress since July 2016.  She currently serves as the President of SEIU Local 1107


Ehraeda Rucker

Ehraeda has been a board member of Battle Born Progress since July 2016.