Rashad Robinson

Rashad Robinson is the Executive Director of ColorOfChange, the nation’s largest online civil rights organization. Under Rashad’s leadership, ColorOfChange has been at the forefront of issues ranging from fighting for justice for Trayvon Martin to  battling attempts to suppress the Black vote. Rashad spearheaded ColorOfChange’s American Legislative Council (ALEC) national campaign to expose ALEC’s involvement in passing discriminatory voter ID and harmful Shoot First laws. As a result, over 70 corporate funders ended their financial support of ALEC. His op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, LA Times, Newsday and Huffington Post, among others. For the past four years, Washington Post’s “The Root” named Rashad to “The Root 100,” a list of influential African Americans under 45-years old. He is also the proud recipient of the “Transforming America” award from Demos and the “Bayard Rustin Citizen Change” award from Americans for Democratic Action. He previously held leadership roles at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), Right to Vote Campaign and FairVote.