Jesse Lee Archives - Center for American Progress Action

Jesse Lee is a vice president for Communications at the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Prior to joining American Progress, he was the founding communications director for Protect Democracy, a legal organization working to uphold democratic safeguards.

He worked in the Obama White House for all eight years, most recently as director of rapid response and special assistant to the president, where he was involved in virtually all major initiatives and challenges for the administration. He began as a senior member of the first-ever White House digital team, helping to oversee the transformation of the federal government’s digital engagement and lead major presidential online events.

Prior to that, he worked on rapid response and progressive outreach with the presidential transition team and the Democratic National Committee during the 2008 campaign. He spent two years in the Capitol with former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and began his career at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

By Jesse Lee
The Economic Betrayal in Trump’s False PromisesCenter for American Progress ActionFebruary 4, 2019
You Think the GOP Is Extreme Now? It’ll Be Worse if They Win in NovemberHuffPostOctober 18, 2018
Opportunity Costs: Republican-Controlled Congress Chooses Tax Cuts Over Infrastructure InvestmentsCenter for American Progress ActionOctober 15, 2018
RELEASE: As Culture of Corruption Engulfs House GOP, Rep. Buchanan Highlights Tax Bill Self-DealingCenter for American Progress ActionJuly 12, 2018