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Daniel Coates

Senior Organizer

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Daniel Coates is a Senior Organizer for the Justice and Innovation Initiatives at The Action Lab. Daniel has over 15 years of community organizing and campaign experience. Most¬†recently Daniel was the Interim Director of Immigration at Community Change. Before that he was the Immigration Field Director, where he managed the Fair Immigration Reform Movement, a network of 37 of the country’s premier immigrant rights organizations. Daniel has also worked for the Riders Alliance in New York City, the NYC Council, and for the Make the Road family. He spent eight years at MRNY and two year coordinating new Make the Road organizations across the country, including starting a new Make the Road in Nevada. Daniel has worked on issue and electoral campaigns on the local, state and federal levels. He holds a Masters Degree from NYU Wagner where he is currently also an Adjunct Professor,¬†and an Undergraduate Degree from the University of Virginia. Daniel lives in Brooklyn and has three children.