Released May 28, 2013
Founding Members Include Susie Tompkins Buell and Steve & Amber Mostyn
MCLEAN, VA – Today, Ready for Hillary announced the launch of its National Finance Council. Founding members of the council include Susie Tompkins Buell of California and Steve & Amber Mostyn of Texas.
Susie Tompkins Buell, who co-founded the Esprit clothing company, is a San Francisco philanthropist and environmentalist. She is also one the nation’s foremost leaders in the campaign to empower women and girls.
Buell stated, “Ready for Hillary is the wisest investment right now for anyone who wants Hillary Clinton to be the next president. Its founders are innovative and dedicated; they are building a massive grassroots movement of Hillary supporters across all 50 states to show Hillary how ready the nation is for her to be president. It is powerful and essential work. It is building a movement of millions of Americans from the ground up. I am proud to join this team.”
Steve and Amber Mostyn of Houston lead the Mostyn Law Firm, a nationwide law practice, where they serve as strong advocates for everyday families, individuals and small businesses. Steve is a son of East Texas and a former president of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. Amber is a Fort Worth native who has been an adjunct law professor, and currently serves as chair of the political action committee Annie’s List, working to elect Democratic women in Texas. Both philanthropists, Steve and Amber co-founded the Mostyn Moreno Educational Foundation which supports Texas children with special needs. The Mostyns were among the largest contributors to Priorities USA, the super PAC supporting President Obama.
“President Obama demonstrated that Democrats win the presidency by organizing early, harnessing the energy of everyday Americans and maximizing the use of social media,” said Amber Mostyn. “That’s exactly what impresses me about Ready for Hillary. This organization had the foresight to begin assembling a grassroots army for Hillary and start the work we must do to keep the White House in Democratic hands. I’m excited to be a part of this vital effort to make Hillary the first woman President!”
Added Steve, “Amber and I are proud to have invested in Barack Obama’s presidency and we’re proud to be investing in what we hope will be Hillary Clinton’s presidency. Hillary is the best candidate to build on the progress President Obama has made, and Ready for Hillary is the best vehicle for donors who want to help make Hillary our next President. We’re ready, and we’re going to encourage other donors to get ready as well.”
“We are honored to have Susie, Steve and Amber join Ready for Hillary as founding members of our National Finance Council,” said Craig T. Smith, who served as Political Director in the Clinton White House and recently took on a senior leadership role with Ready for Hillary PAC. “They are forces to be reckoned with in the Democratic Party and their commitment to progressive causes is unwavering. By having Hillary supporters of their caliber join our team, we are confident we will further grow our fundraising base –– already 3,000 donors strong –– so we have the resources necessary to build a grassroots army for Hillary going into 2016.”