Paul Getsos

Organizer and movement leader co-author of Tools for Radical Democracy


Paul Getsos is an organizer and movement leader who has built organizations, led campaigns and delivered wins at the local, state, and federal level. Whether in New York with Community Voices Heard and welfare mothers or in Colorado where, as National Director of the Peoples Climate Movement, he supported union workers fighting for a just transition, racial and economic equity have been core to his work. As co-author of the award winning Tools for Radical Democracy, and as a leader in institutions and organic social movements, Paul has expanded participation by everyday people in the work of organizing. Currently, Paul is running a project in collaboration with Community Change building progressive organization and capacity in rural and conservative communities using a mix of traditional offline and online strategies.