Each member of our team has worked on the inside of DC politics in some capacity and while it would have been easy to become jaded with dishonesty and corruption that exists at our highest levels of government, each member of our crew has just become impassioned with the desire to uphold the patriotic principles that helped make America the best country in the world: free enterprise, limited government, and individual liberty.
That is why we chose to put our skills to work to empower regular, every day Americans to fight back against the confining influence of the elite and government over-reach. While each one of us at StandUnited have had exciting pasts, it’s the future we are most excited about. And we want to make sure that future is in the right hands–yours.
With powerful grassroots technology and a large audience of like-minded supporters, StandUnited gives you the ability to make an impact on issues that you care about today. Every day, thousands of citizen activists come to our website to start and sign petitions.
When you start a petition and build momentum to inspire others to get behind a worthy cause, it’s easy to see how one individual can change his or her community—or country—for the better!
Michael oversees the business development department of Intermarkets, the company behind StandUnited. During his 11-year tenure at Intermarkets, he has witnessed great growth in the diversity of digital products that make our lives better. StandUnited is a logical next step in that evolution. When Michael is not overseeing the growth of StandUnited, he enjoys spending time with his family and finding the perfect fishing spots across Northern Virginia.
Angela is a proud Georgetown Hoya (SFS '12, SCS '15) from Marietta, GA, and Seacrest Beach, FL. She studied culture, politics, media, and ethics at Georgetown, where she also worked for 4 years in corporate program management at the McDonough School of Business. Her love of researching and writing has led her to contribute to several different media outlets - and a few guest appearances on Fox News and Fox Business. When she is not raising awareness for grassroots issues on the StandUnited platform, she enjoys beach trips, Parks & Recreation, country music, fitness, and cooking.
Liz has been involved in politics since she volunteered for her first campaign at the age of 16, so working at StandUnited was a no brainer. She loves giving people the tools to make a difference in the communities they live in. Liz is most passionate about protecting the innocent lives of the unborn and works with individuals and groups all over to help amplify their pro-life petitions. When not working with activists, Liz loves to visit wineries, peruse local consignment and thrift stores, and sojourn state capitol buildings.
Seeing her mom’s successful 26-year teaching career draw to a close under the constricting and draining Common Core standards and her brilliant niece brought to tears by Common Core math homework is what inspired Emily to take a stand against the federal takeover of education. When she is not championing for more common sense education reform, Emily can be found busting a move at dance parties in her kitchen with her three-year-old daughter Madeline, taking long walks with her Australian Shepherd Roxy, or enjoying a book with a glass of good bourbon.
Paul Van Remortel brings plenty of political experience to his role at StandUnited, having previously served as Director of Political Development at Intermarkets, working with campaigns, party committees, PACs, and advocacy groups on targeted digital advertising and lead acquisition. He has extensive experience in campaign planning and strategy, as well as data analytics, optimization, and reporting. Prior to his career in digital media, he served as a legislative assistant in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. He earned his J.D. from George Mason University School of Law.
A Republican since the age of seven, Katie moved to D.C. immediately after college to pursue a career advancing the conservative cause. After paying her dues working on Virginia House of Delegates and state Senate campaigns, she was afforded the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work on Governor Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign in Florida during the 2012 cycle. Katie was drawn to a position at StandUnited because she loves partnering with organizations and giving conservatives a voice in the digital advocacy space. When Katie is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with friends, her fiancée, James, and their miniature schnauzer, Perry. She serves as Chairman of the Fairfax Area Young Republicans, travels as much as she is able and attends Truro Anglican Church.
Patriotism to us means supporting our troops during peace time and in times of war, and it means taking care of our veterans. Patriotism means respecting a uniquely American culture and making sure that all citizens—born or naturalized—respect it, too.
President Reagan stated it best when he said: “A truly successful army is one that, because of its strength and ability and dedication, will not be called upon to fight, for no one will dare to provoke it.”
Government overreach threatens our personal liberties, raises our taxes, increases our national debt, and strains the economy with wasteful and irresponsible programs that carry little benefit.
The Constitution outlines basic individual rights that are intrinsic to the fabric of our American way of life and should never be questioned or threatened—full stop.
Dedicated Americans use StandUnited every day to make an impact. Our petitions come from small business owners, military families, veterans, parents, and retirees, to name just a few. But no matter which demographic they might fall into, all of our petition creators share one common trait: the drive to make a difference in their communities and in America.
Citizens across America start petitions on StandUnited every day on a wide variety of issues – from transgender bathroom policies in schools to protecting our personal privacy.
Since launching in 2015, StandUnited has hosted more than 1,000 petitions that have together earned nearly one million signatures. Top organizations such as the Republican National Committee, Judicial Watch and the American Medical Association have adopted the StandUnited platform for their petitions.
StandUnited petitions are a great source for news stories. And they often represent the opposite viewpoint on issues supported by the liberal petition sites.
If you would like to write story on a StandUnited petition, contact us.
We may be able to put you in touch with the petition creator. And a StandUnited spokesperson will be happy to speak with you about StandUnited.
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