The team at the Mainstream Coalition support the directives of the volunteer Board of Directors, and are in turn supported by the dedicated, hard-working volunteers and members of the Coalition. Nothing would happen without all of us working together. Thank you!

Michael Poppa

Michael Poppa
Executive Director

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Michael began with Mainstream Coalition in January 2020, after serving his first term on the Roeland Park, KS City Council, and working as director of member engagement for the Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce. He was first introduced to Mainstream in 2014, while serving as the Metro KC chapter chair of Equality Kansas and championing the passage of the first LGTBQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance in Johnson County, KS. He is excited to be a part of the Mainstream Team and help further their efforts to inform and empower Kansas voters and bring about meaningful change in Kansas.

Jae Moyer

Jae Moyer
Engagement Coordinator

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Jae (They/Them) joined the Mainstream team in January 2023. They are passionate about politics with a focus on standing up for LGBTQ+ rights in Kansas and have been involved in local politics in many capacities. Most notably, in 2021, Jae ran for the Johnson County Community College Board of Trustees and would have been the first nonbinary elected official in the state of Kansas. They have also worked on and volunteered for numerous political campaigns across the state.

Madeline Cochran

Auggie Pugh
Social Media & Communications Intern

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Auggie is a Political Science student at UMKC, an avid skateboarder and musician, and has an unbridled passion for politics! He began interning with Mainstream in December 2022. Auggie is thankful and excited to be a part of such an awesome group.


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