Battle Born Collective was founded in 2021 by Rebecca Kirszner Katz and Adam Jentleson, veterans of political campaigns, issue advocacy, and the U.S. Senate. We helped found and lead former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s war room, winning tough battles from defeating President George W. Bush’s attempt to privatize Social Security to forcing the GOP to surrender the 2013 government shutdown with no concessions. Battle Born Collective was established to leverage the strategies we learned from Senator Reid in his war room — a combination of rapid response and insider savvy to be successful in the face of today’s challenges: steering our side’s policy goals through Congress while fighting Mitch McConnell.