As we watch the mounting suspense around the 2018 midterm elections, what role will grassroots community organizing play?
Rodney McKenzie's team at Demos works on three main campaigns: short-to-medium victories on key democracy and economic justice issues in close collaboration with allies; long-term, transformational relationships and strategic movement interventions with national and state-level allies and partners; and to ensure that Demos is a key resource for groups mobilizing unprecedented civic participation in this “resistance” climate; and through the organization's Demos Action, McKenzie and team work to build the long-term progressive governing power necessary to achieve our multi-racial populist economic and pro-democracy agenda.
Rodney McKenzie, Jr. is an experienced community organizer, movement leader and out person of faith who brings to Dēmos over fifteen years of experience fighting for grassroots political power in marginalized communities. Before joining Dēmos, Rodney was the Director of the Academy for Leadership and Action at the National LGBTQ Task Force, where he led the grassroots organizing strategy that focused on faith organizing across the country. His work at the Task Force focused on disrupting the national narrative that LGBTQ people aren’t people of faith and that people of faith don’t support LGBTQ equality.