OUR MISSION

The Democratic Policy Center is a 501(c)(4) non-profit dedicated to championing progressive solutions to our nation’s crises. We support single-payer health care, expanded voting rights, campaign finance reforms, the Green New Deal, consumer and worker protections, and measures to broaden America’s social safety net.

STOP TINKERING. 

START FIXING. 

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WHY WE FORMED DPC

Like millions of Americans, we have been horrified by the federal government’s response to COVID-19. The Trump administration has botched the response, and Congress has been missing in action for weeks. Tens of thousands of people are dying, but the recovery acts signed into law have benefited corporations and the ultra-wealthy far more than Americans who are suffering most. 

 

Now, many in Congress are pushing to bail out 501(c)(6) organizations -- trade associations that lobby for some of the most abusive corporations in the world. This crisis should not be an opportunity for lobbyists to enrich themselves. We formed this organization to fight back! 

 

Underlying all of our efforts is a progressive political stance. We believe that Congress must be pressured to support widely popular policies, such as: Medicare for All, public campaign financing, vote-by-mail, and the Green New Deal.

 

We envision DPC to be an agile organization for rapid response research, policy analysis, and targeted campaigns. The political landscape is changing quickly, and we will adapt as needed. Though created in response to a crisis, our work has only begun, so expect more details and policy demands soon.  

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

ANDREW PEREZ

Executive Director and

Co-Founder

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Andrew runs a research consulting firm, Dig Left, and edits the TMI newsletter. He was previously a reporter for MapLight and International Business Times.

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ADAM EICHEN

Campaigns Manager

and Co-Founder

Adam is a democracy policy expert, experienced political organizer, and the co-author of Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want (Beacon Press, 2017).

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Adam Profile Democratic Policy Center

LONNIE AFFRIME

Chief Operating Officer

and Co-Founder

Lonnie has extensive experience in political strategy and consulting. He's also the COO of a medical dispensary, he's a former teacher (via Teach For America), and he creates progressive comedy.

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Lonnie Profile Democratic Policy Center

MADELINE HERTZ

Chief Financial Officer

and Co-Founder

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Maddi Profile Democratic Policy Center

Maddi is a graduate student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and former trainer with Sunrise Boston.

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