Rashad Robinson serves as Executive Director of ColorOfChange, the nation’s largest online civil rights organization. Under Robinson’s leadership, ColorOfChange has been at the forefront of issues ranging from fighting for justice for Trayvon Martin, to battling attempts to suppress the Black vote, to ending Pat Buchanan’s tenure as an MSNBC analyst. Robinson spearheaded ColorOfChange’s American Legislative Council (ALEC) national campaign. After ColorOfChange exposed ALEC’s involvement in passing discriminatory Voter ID and harmful shoot first laws, nearly 45 corporations ended their financial support of ALEC.
Robinson has appeared in hundreds of news stories, interviews, and political discussions through outlets including ABC, BET, CNN, MSNBC, OWN, The New York Times, Fast Company and NPR. His op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, L.A. Times, Newsday and Huffington Post, among others. For the past three years, Robinson has been selected as one of “The Root 100,” a list of emerging and influential African Americans under 45 years old. He previously held leadership roles at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Right to Vote Campaign and FairVote.
Robinson currently serves on the Board of Directors for ALLOUT, The Global Campaign for LGBT Equality and Applied Research Center.