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Juan Martinez

executive director, MassVOTE

Juan Martinez is the executive director of MassVOTE, a non-partisan voting rights organization. Under his direction, MassVOTE has expanded its community programming to over 300 non-profit organizations in six cities in Massachusetts that have worked to increase voter registration and turnout in their neighborhoods. Since 2004, MassVOTE has distributed multilingual voter education materials to thousands of voters, successfully completed an 11-city Election Protection project and launched a Voter Access Campaign with Election Day Registration and poll worker reform at its heart. Prior to joining MassVOTE, Juan was president of Darkhorse Media, a company that worked with non-profits to improve their media outreach, marketing and fundraising strategies. In addition, Juan spent six years in public broadcasting managing community outreach, education and civic journalism projects. An alumnus of the LeadBoston and Commonwealth Legislative Seminar programs, Juan also serves on the board of the West End House Boys & Girls Club of Allston-Brighton.