Meet Ryan, Our New Organizing Director

Meet Ryan, Our New Organizing Director

Last month, we brought on our new Organizing Director, Ryan Brown. We’re incredibly excited to have him on board and can’t wait to see the impact he’s going to have. Check out his bio and our Q&A with him below. Who’s Ryan? Ryan was born and raised in Thomasville, Georgia. He is the youngest of three siblings and currently resides in Augusta, GA. Ryan brings a wealth of experience to Georgia Shift from his previous work within non-profits, higher education and state government/politics. Ryan strongly believes, “service is the rent we pay being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.” Marian W. Edleman What inspired you to get involved in civic engagement? My inspiration for civic engagement stems from principles and values instilled by my parents. Observing their service to others and selflessness throughout their lives inspired my passion for public service. People are capable of amazing feats in their lives. However, most are stifled by the temporary and often self-imposed barriers. I hope to assist people with moving those barriers and provide access to opportunity not only for them but also for the future generations of their family. If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose and why? Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. I would choose Justice Marshall during the time-frame of his law school days where he was under the tutelage of Charles Hamilton Houston at Howard University. Houston challenged his students to not only become lawyers, but to also become social architects. Justice Marshall led a series of cases and legal strategies which changed...
We’re Hiring an Organizing Director!

We’re Hiring an Organizing Director!

We’re excited to announce our first job opening of the year! Help us find our next Organizing Director. We want a highly organized, strategic individual with a commitment to long-term organizing and increasing youth participation in elections to lead our civic engagement, leadership development, and issue organizing programs. Check out the full job description here:    ...

Elections Aren’t Over.

Yes, we had Election Day on November 7. But that doesn’t mean they are over. The Atlanta mayoral election and many others across the state now have run-offs happening on Tuesday, December 5.  Don’t know where to find your polling place? Text SHIFT to 864237 to find out!

Election Day is Next Tuesday!

Miss the early voting period? Be sure to vote next Tuesday, Nov. 7. Polls are open from 7am to 7pm. Don’t know where to find your polling place? Text SHIFT to 864237 to find out!...

Early Voting Is Now Underway!

2017 elections are now happening! For the next three weeks, you can vote at your designated early voting location. Don’t know where to find your polling place? Text SHIFT to 864237 to find out!...

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