Ernest is committed to helping progressives sharpen their messaging and grassroots organizing strategies — and building a better world for the Black women and queer folks who paved the way. He has worked on several high-profile Democratic campaigns as a writer, creative, and digital organizer, including Elizabeth Warren for President and Stacey Abrams for Governor, as well as races in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and his home state of Florida. Now, Ernest is proud to serve as a senior campaign manager at Color Of Change. As a member of the criminal justice team, he's continuing the fight to defend Black lives and invest in Black futures, hold corporations accountable for their role in mass incarceration, and win meaningful criminal justice reform at this critical moment.
Before joining Color Of Change, Ernest served as Elizabeth Warren’s Deputy Director for Email Organizing. He has also worked as a communications specialist for the Georgia Municipal Association's Governmental Relations team, a lead writer and Digital Manager for Stacey Abrams and Fair Fight Action, and a digital fundraising strategist.
Ernest earned a B.A. in political science and English from Duke University. He graduated magna cum laude as a Reginaldo Howard Memorial Scholar, Humanity in Action Fellow, and member of Phi Beta Kappa.
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