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Our Mission

Our mission is to increase political involvement on a local level across party affiliations with a particular focus on educating, engaging, and energizing everyone across the country.

Our Vision

Making politics simple for everyone.

From knowing who to contact when needing to address an issue in your neighborhood to learning how to run for office- from pothole to presidency, ALRC is your go-to platform. Our goal is to provide resources and educate the core values of politics across party lines.


Stay updated on AmericaLRC's upcoming projects and initiatives. We are constantly innovating and creating systems to ease the process of civic engagement and responsibilities.


Our Team


Vanessa Simon, Founder & CEO

Vanessa Simon is the Founder and CEO of America: Left, Right, and Center. She is a Human Resources Business Partner by profession and a political operative by passion. Vanessa is a former New York City Council candidate, is co- founder of political training academy, Gotham Rising, sits on the Board of Governors at the Women’s National Republican Club, and also volunteers as a lector at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan, NY. Vanessa's mission is to drive education around local politics, increase engagement amongst Millennials and Gen Z, and to define what it means to be a New York Republican. She is passionate about civic engagement and serving the community. It is this passion that has fueled her to create an inclusive platform. One that unites and provides the tools for pragmatic, solutions-driven people, truly looking to make a difference in their communities. 

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Taylor Weyeneth, CTO

Taylor Weyeneth is the Managing Director and Founder of 20K Strategies, as well as the Chief Innovation Officer for Taylor is a former Chief of Staff in the New York Stat Assembly and has led several local, state, and federal candidates to victory. Taylor achieved professional success in political operations at the Presidential, congressional, and local levels. Formerly, Taylor was Advisor to the Executive Director of the 2016 Presidential Transition Team, Deputy White House Liaison at the US Department of the Treasury, and held the office of the Deputy Chief of Staff at the White House - Office of National Drug Control Policy in the Executive Office of the President.


Shannon Epstein, Media Director

Shannon Epstein has spent the last 10+ years working in the entertainment industry. While helping with the development of various artists, Shannon had an immense passion for politics and influencing change. It was the 2016 election that inspired Shannon to make it a personal goal to get involved and challenge the status quo of politics. Shannon decided he was going to join the crusade of simplifying politics. While working on a job, Shannon met Vanessa Simon and she too shared the same sentiments about politics and the current state of affairs. Now they’re both working toward the common goal of making politics something everyone can understand.

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Nicole Kiprilov, Advisor

Nicole is Chief Of Staff to Council Member Vickie Paladino at the New York City Council and is a Communications Specialist for the New York State Senate, and owns and runs a political consulting firm she founded to help Republican candidates get elected in New York. Her background is in political consulting, campaign management, strategic communications, and press relations. She has experience managing state and local races, and is also the Campaigns Committee Chairwoman for the New York Young Republican Club. At the Club. Nicole is also the Chair of Inter-Club Relations at the Gold Coast Republican Club and a Director At-Large at the New York Republican Liberty Caucus.

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Alicia Espinal, Op Ed Contributor

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Alicia Espinal is a contributor to America Left, Right, and Center. A first generation American born and raised in New York, she was the first in her family to get her Bachelors degree in Legal Studies. Thereafter, she started a career in finance going on to work for Morgan Stanley both in New York and Hong Kong where she currently lives. Alicia has always had a passion for politics, an interest that started from a very young age. A former Republican (now Independent), she likes to look at American politics with an international lens and believes a bipartisan approach is required to truly make America great for everyone.

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