Prior to joining the Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation, Eric worked for seven years as a leader in the voting rights movement, first at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and most recently at State Voices. While at the Lawyers’ Committee, Eric was a driving force behind the deployment of legal organizing strategies to address modern civil rights issues. He served as a co-leader of the non-partisan Election Protection Coalition and worked closely with state leaders on state election reform battles through his stewardship of the Strikeforce. In 2013, Eric moved to State Voices and worked with state 501(c)(3) civic engagement tables to enhance their capacity and further the cause of voting rights, built bridges between state and national organizations and was a leader in building long-term integrated strategies to create an accessible elections system. Prior to his work in the voting rights field, Eric worked on local political and issue campaigns.
Eric can often be heard talking incessantly about his two children and his love for Boston sports.