Getachew Kassa is the Senior Campaigner at the Democracy Initiative. Previously, he was the manager of the Voting Rights Department for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Within that capacity, he directed partnerships between the NAACP and national and state partners to increase democracy by protecting and enhancing voting rights through robust communication and organizing efforts to both raise awareness and shift momentum on these issues.
He is a dedicated and passionate public advocate who has worked to support the needs of young people, people of color and underserved communities.
Previous to his work at the NAACP, Getachew worked at Generational Alliance, a coalition of 22 national youth organizations, where he worked on electoral organizing and training. Prior to that he worked at the United States Student Association as Legislative Director, representing the interest of millions of college students to Congress, the Obama Administration, and Department of Education.
Getachew is also a graduate of the University of Oregon, where he studied Political Science.