Co-Executive Director, Center for Popular Democracy
DaMareo Cooper is the Co-Executive Director at the Center for Popular Democracy. He is an Ohio-based grassroots organizer with deep roots in both racial justice and electoral campaigning at the local, state, and national level. From housing to healthcare and criminal justice reform to economic opportunity access — DeMareo has been on the frontlines of many fights for justice for over 15 years.
DaMareo was formerly the National Organizing Director of BlackPAC, a political action committee dedicated to engaging and mobilizing Black voters across the country, where he assisted in contacting over six million Black voters in the 2020 Presidential election and the Georgia Senate run-off election. Before that, he served as the Executive Director of the Ohio Organizing Collaborative (OOC) and Stand Up for Ohio, statewide organizations dedicated to improving everyday Ohioans’ lives through basebuilding, policy advocacy, and civic engagement (registering over half a million voters in the state).