Rashad Robinson

Executive Director of ColorOfChange

Rashad Robinson is the executive director of ColorOfChange, the nation’s largest online civil rights organization. Under Robinson’s leadership, ColorOfChange has been at the forefront of issues ranging from fighting for justice for Trayvon Martin to battling attempts to suppress the black vote to ending Pat Buchanan’s tenure as an MSNBC analyst.

Robinson spearheaded ColorOfChange’s national campaign against the American Legislative Council (ALEC). After ColorOfChange exposed ALEC’s involvement in passing discriminatory voter ID and shoot-first laws, nearly 45 corporations ended their financial support of ALEC.

Robinson has been featured in hundreds of news stories and interviews in outlets including ABC, BET, CNN, Fast Company, MSNBC, the New York Times, NPR and OWN. His Op-Eds have appeared in the Huffington Post, the L.A. Times, the New York Times and Newsday, among others.

For the past three years, Robinson has been selected as one of the “Root 100,” a list of emerging and influential African Americans under the age of 45. He previously held leadership roles at FairVote, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and the Right to Vote Campaign. Robinson serves on the boards for ALLOUT, the Applied Research Center and the Global Campaign for LGBT Equality.

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