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Brett Edkins

Managing Director, Policy & Political Affairs

Brett Edkins is the Managing Director, Policy & Political Affairs at Stand Up America. He oversees partner and coalition relations, and manages the organization’s political and policy strategy to pass progressive legislation and build a more representative democracy.

Edkins has spoken with numerous media outlets about voting rights, court reform, and other democracy issues, including Bloomberg, CNN, USA Today, The Hill, CNBC, and The Washington Post. He has been published in Talking Points Memo, The Fulcrum, The Hill, Forbes, and Slate.

Before joining Stand Up America, Edkins served as communications director for Integrity First for America and several political campaigns, as a law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and as an aide to former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski. He is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School.

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