Bailey Childers, Director, Government Relations, H&R Block
Prior to joining H&R Block, Bailey Childers served as Executive Director of the National Public Pension Coalition (NPPC), where she led national and state efforts to advance retirement security for working Americans. Before joining NPPC, Childers managed state legislative efforts to support progressive tax and budget policies at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Additionally, Childers managed national and state electoral and legislative campaigns for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) for four years
A seasoned political operative, Childers spent much of her career running high-capacity field and GOTV efforts for Hillary Clinton in 2008 and 2016, the DNC in 2006, and John Kerry in 2004. Through her roles at AFSCME and on various Democratic political campaigns, Childers has hired and mentored dozens of new leaders, elevating the voices and work of women and people of color in the progressive movement. She has been published regularly in The Hill, Huffington Post, Medium, and outlets like CNBC and CNN Money. Childers, who is a native of Longview, TX, graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College and earned a Master of Arts degree in Public Management from Johns Hopkins University.
Childers spoke at the February 2019 Elements of a Campaign training session.