Michael Deegan-McCree is All Voting is Local’s Chief of Staff. Michael is a Black civil right & justice reform strategist who has spent his career expanding access to the democratic process & leading movements to secure freedom for those directly impacted by the criminal legal system. Michael believes that in order to fulfill the promise of the United States we cannot just open the gates of opportunity to all Americans, but we must give those most impacted by the failures of our past the tools to walk through them.
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WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT TGS?
My favorite thing about TGS is the opportunity to build community with like-minded individuals in a space powered by the Black community.
What motivates you?
It is my belief that in order to fulfill the promise of the American dream we cannot just empower our disenfranchised communities and bring them to the gates of opportunity. We must ensure that our community has the resources to walk through those gates. That need in a country that has failed to do that is what motivates me.
What is your favorite quote or mantra?
“People closest to the problem are closest to the solution, but furthest from power and resources” – Glenn E. Martin
Get to know Michal on Instagram and Facebook as @mdmcreea