Lindsay Daniels is the Senior Director of the Elections and Voting Program 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. Lindsay oversees two of the Elections Program’s strategies: Pro Voter Reform, which seeks to expand modern, inclusive, and accessible election systems, and Trust in Elections, which focuses on improving security and voter confidence in elections.
Lindsay is a skilled advocate with more than 15 years of non-profit experience in policy analysis, capacity-building, issue campaigns, and electoral organizing. Prior to Democracy Fund, she managed Economic Policy at UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza), the nation’s largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization. She developed and led UnidosUS’ state and federal policy agenda to advance Hispanic economic mobility in the areas of employment, housing, banking, consumer protection and retirement security. Previously, Lindsay also served as a Field Strategist for Civic Engagement at UnidosUS, where she trained and supported a network of 20 community-based organizations in building non-partisan U.S. citizenship, voter registration and Get-Out-The-Vote programs.
Between her positions at UnidosUS, Lindsay owned a consulting business focused on campaign strategy for non-profit clients including the Leadership Conference Education Fund and Mi Familia Vota. She also ran a two-county voter mobilization campaign for the 2009 Virginia gubernatorial election, focused on increasing AAPI and Latino voter turnout.
Lindsay is the author of nearly a dozen reports on Hispanic economic opportunity and civic participation, including Small Dollars for Big Change: Immigrant Financial Inclusion and Access to Credit, Banking in Color: New Findings in Financial Access for Low- and Moderate-Income Communities, and Puertas Cerradas: Housing Barriers for Hispanics. She holds an MBA from the Georgetown McDonough School of Business and a B.A. in Speech Communication and Spanish from Augustana College-Rock Island and originally hails from Iowa.