Jason Kowalski - Policy Director
As policy director for The Democracy Collaborative, Jason Kowalski oversees political and legislative work in Washington. Jason’s specialty is helping bold progressive ideas break into the political bloodstream by working hand in hand with social movements. As the policy director for 350.org, Jason oversaw the political strategy behind some of the hardest-hitting climate campaigns of the Obama and Trump eras, including Keystone XL, Standing Rock, and fossil fuel divestment. Jason brings a long track record of connecting emerging ideas from social movements with progressive elected officials. His climate and economic policy expertise has been sought out by presidential candidates and progressive think tanks. Jason grew up in Buffalo, New York and holds a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College.