Sean Raymond is a Senior Program Associate 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 principled leadership and effective governance, Sean supports two strategies within the Governance program. The first strategy, aimed at bolstering Congress’ capacity to fulfill its constitutional responsibilities, supports organizations such as Demand Progress, TechCongress, and the Congressional Progressive Caucus Center. The second strategy seeks to strengthen and diversify executive branch agencies and the public servants within them. Current grantees of this portfolio include the Partnership for Public Service, Tech Talent Project, and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
Sean joined Democracy Fund in 2016 bringing extensive experience in politics, government, and advocacy having worked on local campaigns and on Capitol Hill. Most recently he worked in the Campaigns & Elections office of the National Education Association, where he coordinated staff and volunteers on the ground in crucial primary states and served as a point of contact between the NEA and presidential campaigns throughout endorsement selection proceedings. Other areas of focus included research to inform legislative report cards, and monitoring education-related legislation and executive actions. He previously worked in two different Congressional offices, in addition to several roles in local government and on campaigns in his home state of Pennsylvania.
Sean graduated magna cum laude from The George Washington University with a B.A. in political communication and American history.