About Democracy Initiative Education Fund

The Democracy Initiative Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) charitable research and education organization dedicated to public education for member organizations about the necessity of broader democracy reform so that we can fully realize the promise of American democracy; a government of, by, and for the people.

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Tefere Gebre, AFL-CIO Executive Vice President, Board President and Co-Chair

Karen Hobert Flynn, Common Cause President, Board Treasurer and Co-Chair

Derrick Johnson, NAACP President & CEO

Erich Pica, Friends of the Earth President

Gustavo Torres, CASA Executive Director

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Wendy Fields, Executive Director 

Jennifer Lamson, Deputy Director

Getachew Kassa, National Field Manager

Christopher Honey, Communications Strategist

Linda Ewing, Senior Policy and Training Fellow

Brittny Baxter, Training & Movement Building Coordinator

Jack Flynn, Communications Associate 


Mobilizing Committee

Peggy Shorey, State & Local Legislation, Deputy Director, AFL-CIO

Marilyn Carpinteyro, Vice President of Programs and Strategy, Common Cause

La'Meshia Whittington-Kaminski, North Carolina Campaigner, Friends of the Earth

Jonathan Butler, Democracy Campaigner, Greenpeace

Jamal Watkins, Vice President of Civic Engagement, NAACP

Yaheiry Mora, Director, CASA in Action | Civic Engagement and Elections Senior Director, CASA