There is no doubt that 2020 is going to be a pivotal year for American democracy. As an election year, it may be like no other. But beyond that, other key questions are at stake that will define our country for years to come:
- · Will Big Money alone dominate the election, or will grassroots reforms pave the way for greater participation and a more truly representative democracy?
- · Will America’s courts make progress toward independence, or will special interests wield disproportionate power?
- · Will all Americans continue to have equal access to the ballot, or will voter purges, restrictions, and poll closures shut people out from exercising their rights?
- · Will policies that willfully discriminate against poor people and communities of color prevail, or will we make progress in living up to our democratic ideals?
With these questions at the heart of our work, ReThink Media seeks a passionate and seasoned advocate to lead our Democracy program – supervising four communications professionals, working alongside our outstanding Media and Opinion Analysis team, and drawing upon the media skills and extensive connections of our full staff.
By the end of 2020, the successful candidate will have presented media skills training workshops with key state and national organizations, built a network of organizational contacts, driven sector-wide strategic communications, and led their team in high performance media engagement.
But we are in it for the long haul and the right Program Director will have their eye on the path from here to 2024 and will have an abiding commitment to building a genuinely inclusive democracy reflecting the full diversity of America and a vision of social justice.
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