- Young Elected Officials
- Women’s Leadership
- Coalition Building
Raquel Jones is the Vice President of Campaigns and Programs at People For the American Way, where she leads a portfolio that includes political strategy, candidate endorsement, leadership development, religious affairs, artist engagement, national field organizing, and advocacy. She manages a talented team of advocates who design and run nearly all of the organization’s signature campaigns. One recent example is the launch of Grandparents for Truth, a movement to support inclusive books and school curricula that give students the freedom to learn our nation’s full history.
Jones has been essential to the growth of the Young Elected Official’s Network, where she has committed to supporting the newest generation of progressive trailblazers and works to foster their leadership and professional growth. Under her leadership, People For has organized national conferences and training and networking sessions for young officials from across the country. She has overseen the successful planning and execution of the Front Line Leaders Academy, a youth values-based training program, and she has created space for women legislators to convene and organize through the expansion of the network’s Women’s Caucus Fellowship.
Through her commitment to public service, Jones is working to create a new political system of truly representative government that will amplify the voices of youth and marginalized communities; and she is spearheading programs to bring both a racial and gender equity lens to progressive policy making.