John Dobard

Director, Political Voice
Advancement Project California
John Dobard

John Dobard is Director of Political Voice at Advancement Project California. He leads efforts to eliminate racial and economic disparities in political participation and government responsiveness through policy advocacy, actionable research, and data-based collaborative action among community organizers, government officials, and researchers. Previously, John served as Manager of Strategic Initiatives. He co-created the Political Voice program and worked with coalitions across the state to use the California Voting Rights Act to secure equitable electoral systems. He also oversaw an initiative to urge the L.A. Unified School District to adopt a student need index to guide allocation of state funds.