Freedom To Marry

The gay and non-gay partnership working to win marriage equality nationwide

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Freedom to Marry Staff

Evan WolfsonEvan Wolfson | Executive Director
Evan Wolfson is founder and Executive Director of Freedom to Marry. Recognizing his longtime civil rights leadership in the movement for marriage equality, in 2004 TIME magazine named Evan one of the "100 most influential people in the world." Evan was co-counsel in the historic Hawaii marriage case, argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, served in the Peace Corps in West Africa, and is the author of Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality and Gay People's Right to Marry.
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Michael Crawford | Director of New Media
Michael Crawford has a wide range of experience in political advocacy, new media, and grassroots organizing. He is co-founder and co-chair of D.C. for Marriage, a grassroots group that helped to successfully pass the D.C. marriage equality bill. D.C for Marriage engaged in thousands of conversations with District residents about gay people and marriage to build support for marriage with a particular focus on the African-American community. [continues»]

Scott Davenport | Managing Director
Scott's background is both as a corporate executive and as an activist for LGBT rights. Scott served as a Vice President for Oliver Wyman Consulting assisting Fortune 500 companies enhance their strategic direction. He also has worked for Capital One as Managing Vice President, Human Resources. At Capital One, he led the creation of its Enterprise Risk Management program. Scott is the father of two teenage children and has served as Co-Chair of the Board of the Family Equality Council. He is the co-founder of Family Week in Provincetown, MA., and currently is the Board President for Equality Maryland. [continues»]

Sean Eldridge | Director of Communications
Sean Eldridge is the Director of Communications for Freedom to Marry. He brings to the organization a range of corporate, nonprofit, and political experience. As a youth organizer for Obama for America, Sean served as one of the principal architects of the campaign's national student movement. Previously, he served on the Board of Directors of the Friends of GLBT Youth in Massachusetts and on the Board of Community Relations for the City of Toledo, Ohio. Sean worked for companies in Cambridge and Silicon Valley and studied at Deep Springs College, Brown, and Columbia University. [continues»]

Megan KinningerMegan Kinninger | Program Manager
Megan Kinninger is the Program Manager for Freedom to Marry. She relocated to New York to join Freedom to Marry following her work as a researcher for the victorious campaign to elect U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar from Minnesota. Prior to working the 2006 election cycle, Megan was a research analyst at Evans McDonough Company, a public opinion research and consulting firm in Oakland, California. [continues»]

Richard LedesmaRichard Ledesma | Office Manager
Richard Ledesma is the Office Manager for Freedom to Marry. Richard's background is primarily in operations and project management but has also included sales and marketing over the past 10 years. Fluent in both Spanish and English and a proud member of the Hispanic community, he has worked in the Public Relations, Marketing, Real Estate and Hospitality Industries; where he has enjoyed working most of his career in small, entrepreneurial businesses. [continues»]

Richard LedesmaThalia Zepatos | Director of Public Engagement
Thalia Zepatos has been fighting anti-LGBT ballot measures in her home state of Oregon since 1988, and has subsequently been involved in fighting dozens of other anti-gay measures in communities across the US.In 2004, when a wave of Constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage were placed on the ballots of states across the country, she joined the staff of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. While serving as Director of the Organizing and Training Dept of the Task Force, Thalia played a key role in Let California Ring, a statewide public education campaign aimed at opening hearts and minds on the issue of marriage equality. She also was a consultant for the National Collaborative, where she worked with state and national leaders on winning marriage equality. [continues»]










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