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Rio Tazewell

Rio Tazewell is the Director of Campaigns at People For the American Way. His primary area of focus is developing and leading national campaigns that build support for reforms to expand and protect our democratic freedoms, and push back against Far Right attempts to undermine elections and the rule of law. In his nearly 10 years at People For, Rio has coordinated countless campaign efforts to lobby Congress and state legislatures in support voting rights, government ethics, and campaign finance reform. This includes a Constitutional amendment to overturn Supreme Court cases like Citizens United, as well as the Freedom to Vote Act, which has been co-sponsored by every Democrat in Congress. Since 2017, he has worked to spearhead coalition efforts to hold Donald Trump accountable for various crimes and misdeeds, beginning with the Mueller investigation, two impeachments, and now four sets of criminal indictments. Additionally his portfolio includes curating and leading campaigns for People For’s “Artists For the American Way” project, including running the ENOUGH of Trump campaign in 2020, which featured work from world-renowned artists and invested resources in GOTV efforts in battleground states. He continues to use his strategic capabilities and broad network of connections to amplify and center the work of People For the American Way in the wider progressive landscape.

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Rio Tazewell's Areas of Expertise

  • Federal Democracy Reform
  • Trump Accountability
  • Arts and Entertainment