Advisory Board

Q&A with Addisu Demissie: Celebrating Leaders of Color

Q&A with National Advisory Board member Addisu Demissie, who has more than 20 years of professional experience in political advocacy and campaign strategy. He started his career as a legal and research assistant at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, fighting to preserve affirmative action and fight reactionary judicial appointments. In 2003, Demissie was a field organizer in Iowa for John Kerry’s successful Iowa caucus and has since led campaigns at the national, state, and local level for electoral, nonprofit, and corporate clients. 

January 21, 2022
Introducing the Leaders of Color National Advisory Board!

We pride ourselves on providing three components to our fellows and alumni: The knowledge they use to understand civic and political leadership. The know-how to navigate their community’s political, civic, and cultural systems. And, a strong network to leverage as they work to make change.

January 21, 2022

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