About Us

America Rising Squared (AR2) is a 501(c)(4) organization focused on advancing conservative principles through cutting-edge research, rapid response communications, a nationwide tracking network, and digital platforms.

AR2 is dedicated to promoting the principles of freedom, limited government, free enterprise, and a strong national security, and pushing back against big government liberal policies and the special interests that support them.

AR2 is a unique platform for engaging in the public policy debate – combining issue, investigative, and field research, rapid response communications, a “war room” for comprehensive media monitoring, a nationwide video tracking network, as well as digital platforms and social media operations.

Sarah dolan

Sarah dolan

Executive director

Sarah Dolan is a former Communications Director for America Rising Squared. She previously served in a communications role with the National Restaurant Association and the Office of Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.). Prior to those roles, Dolan served as the Rapid Response Director for Governor Chris Christie’s presidential campaign. She joined Governor Christie’s communications team in Trenton, New Jersey in 2012 and served in several roles including Deputy Press Secretary and Research Director.

Dolan is a New Jersey native and earned her B.A. in journalism and political science from Northeastern University in Boston.

Chris Martin

Chris Martin

Communications Director

Chris Martin is the Communications Director for America Rising Squared. Before joining the America Rising team, he served as Director of Rapid Response for the House Republican Conference under the leadership of Rep. Liz Cheney.

In addition to his experience on Capitol Hill, Chris was a Regional Press Secretary for the National Republican Congressional Committee and Communications Director for the Republican Party of Wisconsin.

Chris is a native of Brooksville, Florida and received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of South Florida.

Joe Gierut

Joe Gierut

Press Secretary

Joe Gierut is a Press Secretary at America Rising Squared. Gierut previously served as the Communications Director for Rep. John Faso (R-NY). Prior to that, he was the Press Secretary for Senator Todd Young and was a part of the communications team on Sen. Young’s successful 2016 campaign for U.S. Senate.

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