Aimee Dewing develops issue advocacy campaigns that drive national media conversations and shape public opinion. She brings an eye for show-stopping events, creativity, and organization building to RALLY’s leadership team.
Aimee works with the Schmidt Family Foundation’s 11th Hour Project in an effort to move our country beyond fossil fuels. Her team has built a campaign to end urban oil drilling in Los Angeles alongside a coalition of frontline community groups and entertainment industry leaders. Her work includes leading message development and media strategy, political analysis, and engaging high-profile influencers to inspire action on environmental justice.
Previously, she built the Smart Tech Challenges Foundation’s million-dollar innovation challenge to advance firearms safety technology. Operating the X-Prize style challenge included identifying a diverse judging panel, soliciting proposals from around the globe for lifesaving technology, and telling the stories of award winners to engage new audiences around gun safety. Her work culminated in attention from national news media and the White House, helping to position smart guns as a viable solution to America’s gun violence problem. Aimee also led communications efforts for Sandy Hook Promise, the community organization founded in the days following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. She supported the work of parents who lost their young children to gun violence as they met with members of Congress to advocate for increased protection and build support among Americans for common sense gun laws.
Prior to RALLY, Aimee gained experience with The Climate Reality Project where she supported the work of Vice President Gore to train a global network of activists committed to fighting climate change. She supported the foundation’s leadership and board of directors, organizing development initiatives and educational opportunities, including a journey to Antarctica with the world’s leading climate scientists.
After graduating from Pepperdine University in 2008, Aimee joined the Obama campaign as a member of the National Advance staff. During the campaign, she arranged press logistics for events featuring Senators Obama, Biden, Clinton, as well as Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden. Following Obama’s election, Aimee moved to Washington D.C. where she traveled on behalf of the White House, organizing national and international events for President Obama, Vice President Biden, and their spouses. She remains an associate with the Presidential Advance team.
Aimee has a B.A. in television production and English from Loyola Marymount University and an M.A. in public policy from Pepperdine University. She finds her creative inspiration in street art and a wide variety of music; she is deeply moved by the arts as the purest form of humanity. Aimee regularly documents the street art that transforms the landscape of Los Angeles daily.