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Speakers

Tresa Undem

Partner, PerryUndem

Amber Goodwin

Founding Director of the Community Justice Action Fund

Anna Eskamani

Member of the Florida House of Representatives

Nicole Allen

Director of Open Education, SPARC

Hal Plotkin

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

Michael Gianaris

New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader

Chris Melody Fields Figueredo (She/Her/Ella)

Executive Director, The Ballot Initiative Strategy Center (BISC)

Amanda Litman

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

Pete Davis

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

Marcela Mulholland

Political Director, Data for Progress

Dr. Melissa R. Michelson

Dean of Arts & Sciences, Menlo College

State Senator Nikil Saval

Pennsylvania's First Senatorial District

Dana Brown

Director of Health & Economy, Democracy Collaborative

Patrick Bigger

Research Director, Climate and Community Project

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.