ABOUT ALEX

Alex Mohajer is an award-winning independent political writer and commentator, advocate, and organizer. He is the first millennial and first Iranian American elected President of the Stonewall Democratic Club, the nation's oldest LGBTQ+ feminist political advocacy organization.

Alex is a first-generation American and was born in Irvine, CA, raised in a low-income household by a single mom who immigrated to the United States from Iran. He has been a political activist and organizer since he was a teenager, first cutting his teeth as a volunteer with MoveOn and John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign. He holds a B.A. from UC Berkeley, where he studied with liberal hero Robert Reich, and a J.D. from Chapman University School of Law, where he was named by his graduating class as "Most Likely to be Held in Contempt." For the past 8 years, he has been trying constitutional due process hearings and investigating allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination based on protected-class status as a Civil Service Advocate for the County of Los Angeles.

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Alex is also an award-winning political journalist with bylines at HuffPost, USA Today, and Medium. In 2018, his criticisms of the Trump Administration won the 2018 Excellence in Journalism Award for Excellence in Feature Writing from the National Association of LGBTQ Journalists, and he currently hosts the #AMReport for HappsNews, which has earned more than 1.1 million views.

In 2016, Mohajer co-founded Bros4America, a feminist LGBTQ+ political action group that sought to fight back against the “bro” culture that permeated American politics, and ultimately partnered with Hillary for America’s digital team to promote Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, driving more than 40,000 supporters to phone banks, voter registration drives, and other GOTV efforts. LGBTQ Nation them as one of the Top 8 People Working to Elect Hillary Clinton and they later organized to elect progressives in the 2018 American mid-term elections, helping to usher in a historic "blue wave." He served as host and executive producer of The Resist Report podcast, where he has interviewed high-profile public figures like Reps. Maxine Waters, Ted Lieu, Katie Porter, and Mike Levin, Moms Demand Action Founder Shannon R. Watts, Neera Tanden, Dr. Dena Grayson, and more. His efforts even landed him on OUT Magazine's list of 100 Most Eligible Bachelors.

Alex is a public speaker and media personality who frequently appears on panels, conferences, television interviews, and podcast/radio broadcasts across the country, including Politicon, the Women's Leadership Conference, Indivisible March, and more.

PASADENA, CA - Alex Mohajer and Guy Benson at Politicon in July 2017. Photo by Joshua Blanchard/Getty

In 2019, Alex was appointed the Public and Media Relations Chairman of the Stonewall Democratic Club. While at Stonewall, he executive produced and spearheaded the National Vote-at-Home Initiative, a multimedia GOTV project that recruited the talents of Debra Messing, Lynda Carter, and other notable celebrities to register more than 30,000 voters to vote by mail in 16 swing states. In 2020, Alex received a Truman Award, selected by Stonewall as their member of the year. 

If elected, Alex will become the first millennial and first Iranian American to lead the Stonewall Democratic Club in its storied history. 

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