Rashad Robinson is a civil rights leader. Currently, he is president of the nonprofit organization Color of Change. Prior to joining Color of Change, Robinson was a board member of RaceForward, Demos, State Voices, and the Hazen Foundation. Robinson became the president of Color Of Change in 2011. The organization's mission is to strengthen political and cultural power for Black communities in America. With CoC, he has expanded the organization's membership, organized a campaign to pull funding from the American Legislative Exchange Council, helped to protect the principle of net neutrality by pushing the FCC to reclassify broadband as a common carrier service, and pressured prosecutors to reduce the mass incarceration of black people, persuaded businesses like Mastercard and PayPal to stop accepting payments from white nationalist groups, and pressured business leaders to refrain from sitting on President Trump's Business Council. Prior to joining Color of Change, Robinson was Senior Director of Media Programs at GLAAD, where he led the organization's Right to Vote Campaign, and FairVote. Robinson has appeared on NPR, MSNBC, CNN, PBS, and BET. He has a monthly column in US edition of The Guardian, and his work has appeared in New York Times, Huffington Post, The Washington Post, and USA Today.
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