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Ron Bell

Senior Adviser, Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Founder of Dunk the Vote

Founder of Dunk the Vote, which over a 25-year period registered 50,000+ voters in Massachusetts. Ron has been a voting rights advocate and community organizer for over 30 years. His long history of building community has made him a well-respected community leader and much-sought-after public speaker.

He is a former Senior Advisor for Community Affairs for the Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. He also led a voter registration drive for the United Independent Party in that registered 30,000 voters and in 2014 which resulted in the establishment of a new party. Ron received President Clinton’s Point of Light Award, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Rosa Parks Award, the 2005 Freedom House History Makers Award 2005, the University of Massachusetts’ Robert H. Quinn Award for Outstanding Community Leadership, and UMass Boston Center for Collaborative Leadership Leading the Way Award. Ron spends most of his current time consulting on community organizing, training & leadership development, and communications.