Freddie Salas is a Program Assistant at Democracy Fund, an independent foundation working to ensure that our political system is able to withstand new challenges and deliver on its promise to the American people. Focusing on modern elections and the role of money in politics, Freddie supports the Elections Program in its mission to ensure that the views and votes of citizens come first in our democracy. Current grantees of the Elections Program include Pew’s Election Initiatives, TurboVote, MIT’s Voting Technology Project, the Piper Fund’s Communications Collaborative, Fund for the Republic, Demos, and Cato’s Deepbills Project.
Freddie most recently served as an AmeriCorps VISTA at the Fredericksburg Regional Continuum of Care where he worked to coordinate local nonprofits to reduce housing waitlists, creating tools to improve data accuracy for biannual Point in Time counts, and assisted with compiling HUD grant applications. He also ran the Homeless Veterans Working Group and successfully met the national goal of functionally ending veteran homelessness by the end of 2015 in the region. Before joining AmeriCorps, Freddie volunteered with the Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity.
Freddie graduated from Virginia Tech with a BA in Political Science and a minor in Urban Affairs and Planning.