San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 21, 2015
Neighborhood Legislature, a non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to structural reform of California’s Legislature, announces Lawrence Green as the organization’s new CEO. Lawrence will lead the organization as it enters the next phase of development and focuses its efforts on passing The Neighborhood Legislature Reform Act in 2016.
“We are thrilled to welcome Lawrence Green to our team,” said Founder and Chair, John Cox. “The Neighborhood Legislature is all about empowering the people of California with a meaningful role in our political process, rather than leaving all the power to special interests groups and career politicians. As we enter into the next phase of our movement, Lawrence’s skills and expertise will lead us successfully towards that vision.”
“Neighborhood Legislature is entering a new phase of dynamic and aggressive capacity building,” said new CEO Lawrence Green. “Over the next five-six months, our organization will be laser-focused on meeting communities where they are and empowering Californians with tools and resources to advocate for meaningful political engagement.”
Lawrence Green brings to the organization a wealth of knowledge and experience leading organizations focused on serving and empowering communities. Prior to joining Neighborhood Legislature, Lawrence served as Advisor and Transition Team Member to Gov. Christie’s State Appointed District Superintendent and helped to lead transformation efforts in Camden, NJ. As National Director of Outreach and Mobilization at StudentsFirst, an education advocacy organization based in Sacramento, California, Lawrence oversaw all aspects of the Outreach and Mobilization program, both at a national level and in the organization’s 18 states. Lawrence helped lead the Obama for America Presidential Campaign to success both in 2008 and 2012 election cycles, where he was a Regional Field and Political Director, and mastered the organizing techniques that created the winning ground operation. He recruited, trained and managed over 400 top-tier campaign staffers in his role of directing field, political and youth vote programs in the battleground states of Indiana, Texas and Nevada.
Lawrence earned his BA in Political Science from Texas Southern University.
About Neighborhood Legislature
The Neighborhood Legislature is a non-partisan political reform organization that aims to reverse the erosion of democracy in California by transferring political power away from wealthy special interest groups and back into the hands of the people. For the past three years, the organization has been focused on generating grassroots support, with an early focus on reaching community members and organizations and a recent emphasis on engaging college students. Through a variety of grassroots events that have elevated the voices of all walks of life across the state of California, the Neighborhood Legislature team has successfully garnered upwards of 10,000 supporters throughout the state. Additionally, Students of diverse political creeds on 7 major university campuses are working to expand the organization’s commitment to empowering communities through the passage of the Neighborhood Legislature Reform Act.
The Neighborhood Legislature Reform Act is a ballot proposition that seeks to restore political equality and genuine representation to all of California’s citizens. “This is a reform of the people, for the people, by the people,” said Alex Ortiz, a college student and volunteer with the organization, “You can feel that everyone at all levels of the organization is committed to empowering communities, providing everyday people with an opportunity to help reshape our political system”.
Individuals or Organizations interested in learning more about The Neighborhood Legislature should contact Andrew(at)NeighborhoodLegislature(dot)Com