Aaron Robertson

Fulcrum Fellows

2019 - 2020

Focus Area:
PhilanthropyRacial Equity
Advancement Project California
Director of Political Voice
Los Angeles, California

Aaron Robertson is the Director of Political Voice at Advancement Project California. He is responsible for partnering with community-based organizations to advance democracy reforms to reduce barriers for low-income people of color to participate in policy decision-making processes and increase government responsiveness to their needs. Aaron brings a commitment, and more than a decade of experience supporting systemic change efforts aimed at creating greater racial equity through community power-building and civic engagement.

Prior to joining Advancement Project, Aaron was the Managing Director of Policy and Civic Engagement at Seattle Foundation where he led policy and programmatic strategies in the State of Washington. His work has spanned many issue areas, including designing one of the Nation’s first COVID-19 response funds, guiding the philanthropic response to Washington State’s effort to ensure a fair and accurate census count, and leading public-private partnerships supporting community-led advocacy efforts to address the social determinants of health.

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