Nicola Wells – State Director- Nicola has been with the League since the end of September, 2010. She focuses her wok on statewide organizing and directing communications for the League. She’ll also be working closely with Leaguers on the strategic planning and civic engagement programs for the League. Before coming to the League of Young Voters she worked with the Fair Immigration Reform Movement, a project of the Center for Community Change, helping community organizations build state and local organizing campaigns and strategic plans. She also spent her tie working on social media organizing and bridging the gap between online and offline activism. Nicola helped to co-found the Reform Immigration for America’s Cell Phone Action network, one of the largest cell phone action lists in the country. Nicola is also co-founder of Standing Firm a blog of Immigrant Rights and Organizing. Before working with the Center, she worked with immigrant communities in Tijuana, Mexico and Paris, France. She currently lives in Lewiston and works in our Portland office 2-3 days a week.
Matt Caston - Portland Organizer – A native of California, Matt moved to Maine at age 14 with his parents to the Machias area. He went on to attend the University of Maine at Farmington where he studied Anthropology and Sociology. After graduating, Matt moved to Portland to get involved with the vibrant organizing scene in Southern Maine after seeing the work done by the Visible Community in Lewiston. Matt comes to the League after having spent over a year with Working America, first as a Field Organizer and more recently as their Member Coordinator.