Heather Smith

President, Rock the Vote

Heather Smith is president of Rock the Vote, an organization that educates and empowers young people to participate in our nation’s democracy in order to make positive social, political, and economic change. Under Smith's leadership, Rock the Vote ran the largest nonpartisan voter engagement efforts in the country during the last two presidential elections, launched a national high school civics education initiative, and refined best practices and new technologies for the continued engagement of young voters. Previously, she founded and directed Young Voter Strategies.

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Modern campaigns have become fund-raising arms races, distorting whom our elected officials feel accountable to and... See more
Is the spirit of citizenship still alive in America? Past generations had the draft and epic fights for civil rights.... See more
While our models of civic engagement may be thousands of years old, the tools available for citizen engagement and... See more