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Patrick Bigger

Research Director, Climate and Community Project

Dana Brown

Director of Health & Economy, Democracy Collaborative

State Senator Nikil Saval

Pennsylvania's First Senatorial District

Dr. Melissa R. Michelson

Dean of Arts & Sciences, Menlo College

Marcela Mulholland

Political Director, Data for Progress

Chris Melody Fields Figueredo (She/Her/Ella)

Executive Director, The Ballot Initiative Strategy Center (BISC)

Pete Davis

Co-founder & Executive Director, The Democracy Policy Network (DPN)

Amanda Litman

Co-founder & Executive Director, Run for Something Action Fund

Michael Gianaris

New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader

Hal Plotkin

Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Education (2009-2014); Senior Scholar, ISKME

Nicole Allen

Director of Open Education, SPARC

Rep. Anna V. Eskamani

Florida House of Representatives

Amber Goodwin

Amber Goodwin, Founder of Community Justice Action Fund, Attorney & Gun Violence Advocate

Tresa Undem

Partner, PerryUndem

Alex Lee

Member of the California Assembly

Sam Novey

Visiting Fellow, SNF Agora Institute

Blair St. Ledger-Olson

Legislative Director, Climate Cabinet

Ashley C. J. Daniels, Ph.D.

2021-2022 ACLS Leading Edge Fellow, Black Girls Vote

Michael Swerdlow

Antimonopoly Lead, Democracy Policy Network

Thea Sebastian

Policy Director, Civil Rights Corps

Paul Williams

Executive Director, Center for Public Enterprise

State Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa

1st Hampshire District, Massachussetts House of Representatives

Solana Rice

Co-Founder, Co-Executive Director of Liberation in a Generation

George Stern

Clerk and Recorder, Jefferson County, Colorado

Rollie Williams

Creator/Host, Climate Town

Sen. Emily Randall

Washington State Senate

Elisabeth Epps

Co-founder and Director, Colorado Freedom Fund

Patricia Bordallo Dibildox

Leader of KC Tenants

Sen. Cynthia Mendes

Rhode Island State Senate

Amaad Rivera

Chief of Staff, City of Green Bay; Founder, Democracy Fellows

Jennifer Rourke

Co-founder, Rhode Island Political Cooperative

Sen. Tiara Mack

Rhode Island State Senate

Sen. Robert Peters

Illinois State Senate

Beulah Osueke

Deputy Director, New Voices for Reproductive Justice

Zain Rizvi

Research Director, Public Citizen

Marsha Donat


Kentiya Orange

Policy & Legal Advocacy Manager, BISC

Gina Moore

Senior Manager, Defend Direct Democracy, BISC

Rep. Manny Espitia

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Northern Regional Director, Run for Something Action Fund

Dre Chiriboga-Flor

Colorado State Director, 9to5 Colorado

Theeda Murphy

Co-Director, No Exceptions Prison Collective

Sommer Foster

Co-Executive Director + Michigan Voices

Quentin Savwoir

Political Director, Run for Something Action Fund

Katharine Clark

Santa Fe County Clerk, New Mexico

Graceanne Hoback

Student PIRGs Open Textbooks Coordinator, Student PIRGs; FSU PIRG Club President

Sen. Chloe Maxmin

State Senator; Maine

Sen. Becca Rausch

State Senator; Massachusetts

Greg Jackson

Executive Director of the Community Justice Action Fund

Amanda Litman

Co-executive Director & Co-founder, Run for Something

Chris Melody Fields Figueredo

Head Rabble Rouser, BISC

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Run for Something Action Fund, Ballot Initiative Strategy Center & Democracy Policy Network

Run for Something Action Fund (RFS AF) supports millennial and gen-z involvement in local government through outreach, education, and research. RFS AF builds the next generation of civic-minded, passionate voters, ensuring that young people are engaged and informed about the democratic process. The Ballot Initiative Strategy Center (BISC) strengthens democracy by implementing a national progressive strategy for ballot measures rooted in building state-based power. BISC works across many organizations, with local, state, and national leaders to analyze and support the ballot measure landscape. The Democracy Policy Network (DPN) provides policy support to the next generation of state leaders working to deepen democracy in statehouses across America. We do this by organizing people to gather, package, organize, and amplify transformative state policies across every issue in every state.

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