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Piedmont Rising Announces Hiring of Press Secretary

Piedmont Rising Announces Hiring of Press Secretary

Raleigh, N.C. - Today, Piedmont Rising announced the hiring of Peter Koltak as press secretary. Koltak joins the organization after working as Senior Advisor to Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign in Nevada, where he helped to oversee communication and media strategy. Previously, Koltak has worked for both state and federal officeholders and on state, federal, and ballot measure campaigns.

“We are excited to welcome Peter to Piedmont Rising to bolster our health care advocacy work,” said Piedmont Rising Executive Director Casey Wilkinson. “Peter will help to share our message that North Carolina’s elected officials must fight to expand Medicaid, reduce prescription drug costs, and lower the cost of health care. We will continue to hold accountable those who vote against the best interests of hardworking North Carolinians.”

Contact info for press:


Phone: 614-313-1245

Twitter: @peterkoltak


About Piedmont Rising

Piedmont Rising is a 501 (c)4 issue advocacy organization built by and for North Carolinians to advocate for lower insurance premiums and prescription drug costs and to ensure that more people have access to safe and affordable health care. Through grassroots organizing, education, and engagement, we are amplifying our health care stories and holding our elected officials accountable to the people, and issues they were elected to represent.

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