Nicholas Carter

Nicholas Carter

Technology and Democracy Fellow AY 2019-2021
Civic technology, civic engagement, and civil society in the digital era
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Nick is the managing director of Resilient Democracy, a civic engagement initiative dedicated to a more equitable and resilient democracy through promoting innovative and inclusive strategies, practices and technology. Nick is keenly interested in furthering initiatives that close the equity gap in civic technology and hold the promise of transformative civic engagement to increase voter turnout, scale equitable best practices and ultimately achieving a civil society that is positively impacted by the realities of the digital age. Core questions driving his work include how do we close the equity gap in civic tech and promote more inclusive civic engagement that increases turnout at the polls while simultaneously improving the lives of low propensity voters too often excluded from our democracy.

Previously, Nick has worked at VICE Media, Planned Parenthood, and has held senior positions in presidential, federal and statewide electoral campaigns. He has held leadership roles in successful issue-advocacy efforts related to pay equity, health care, consumer protections, and climate justice.
Nick currently serves on the boards of Color of Change PAC, the Center for Civic Design, National Vote at Home Institute, the Cooperative Impact Lab, the Organizing Empowerment Project, and chairs the Census Digital Organizing Advisory Group. He has also been a part of the Ash Center/Brookings Universal Voting Working Group. Nick is a 2014 US State Department Int’l Exchange Alumni (Young Turkey/Young America) and has studied political systems and elections in the US, the Middle East, and the UK. He started his career as an Americorps volunteer at a community media center serving nonprofits and local government in rural New England.

This information is accurate for the time period that this person is affiliated with the Ash Center.