About Fair Share
Fair Share stands for an America where everyone gets their fair share, does their fair share, and pays their fair share; and where everyone plays by the same rules.
David Elliot, Communications Director
Based in: Washington, DC
Board of Directors
Maureen Kirk, President, Board of Directors
Maureen Kirk (Mo) has served in key leadership roles in the public interest advocacy community for over two decades in both Oregon and Colorado. Her career of grassroots activism got its start while she was a student at the University of Oregon during the Reagan years. During her professional career in Oregon from 1989-2005, she directed campus organizing efforts on environmental and consumer issues, advocated public interest policy reform at the state legislative and local level, managed a statewide non-profit organization, and helped lead statewide ballot initiative campaigns from recycling to campaign finance reform. Now she provides organizational back up and support to a large network of non-profits. Mo is a lifelong westerner, having grown up in Idaho, lived in Oregon for twenty years, and moved to Colorado in 2006, where she lives with her husband in Littleton.
Pete Maysmith, Treasurer, Board of Directors
Pete Maysmith is the Executive Director of Colorado Conservation Voters, a statewide non-profit that works to turn conservation values into Colorado priorities. Pete began doing organizing work immediately after graduating from Duke University in 1991. Over the course of the last 19 years Pete has done on-the-ground organizing, run state and national field campaigns, lobbied at the city, state, and national level, done extensive earned media work, directed statewide candidate and ballot campaigns, run a statewide non-profit, and served as senior leadership staff of national organizations. Pete brings energy, passion, hard work, and creativity to the non-profit work he does. He moved back to his home state of Colorado in 1996 and lives with his wife and two red-haired daughters in Denver. He completed an evening law degree from the University of Denver in December of 2008, graduating with honors. In whatever spare time he can find he trains for marathons, bikes, reads, and cooks.
Molly Danahy, Board Member, Board of Directors
Molly Danahy graduated from the University of Southern California in 2004. Since then she has worked extensively with non-profit member-based advocacy groups focused on macro-level organizational building, including strategies for fundraising, member building and communication. She helped to launch Fair Share in 2007 and helped manage large-scale field campaigns with the organization in 2008, 2010 and 2012. Molly is currently studying for her J.D. at the Georgetown University Law Center, with a focus on non-profit corporate law, election law and campaign finance law.
Lucy Hall, Board Member, Board of Directors
Lucy is a Virginia native who first worked with the Public Interest Network as a canvasser in her hometown of Richmond in the summer of 2001. She returned to The Public Interest Network as the Assistant Political Director for the State PIRGs in 2004 in Los Angeles where, among other things, she did outreach to the arts and entertainment community on behalf of Environment California. Later that year, she worked with Grassroots Campaigns and MoveOn.org on the Leave No Voter Left Behind campaign. She is currently the COO for Democratic GAIN, residing in Virginia Beach with her husband and two pugs.