Vignesh Ganapathy

Vignesh Ganapathy

Technology and Democracy Fellow AY 2020-2021
Empowering disenfranchised communities, civic trust, democratic processes and procedures
Vignesh Ganapathy

Vignesh Ganapathy is an advocate who believes in intersectional action to drive systems change. He currently serves as Head of Government Relations with Postmates, an on-demand logistics and delivery company, focused on the future of work, privacy, robotics, mobility, and how tech intersects with our communities. Additionally, Vignesh serves on the board of Loud Light, an organization driving youth progressive action in Kansas through voter engagement and outreach, and Count Us IN, a nonprofit dedicated to voter engagement in Indiana. Through 2018, Vignesh headed policy and the racial justice project for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Kansas, building a community-focused civil rights agenda in the Midwest.

After early experiences with the juvenile justice system, Vignesh began his career with a deep passion for criminal justice reform and civil rights work. He attended the University of California - Santa Cruz, taking classes with noted scholars Angela Davis and Donna Harraway. His subsequent early roles included working on ACLU campaigns, the case that initially legalized same sex marriage in California, the California State Assembly, and Kamala Harris’s 2010 campaign for Attorney General. He graduated cum laude from the University of Pacific McGeorge School of Law, where he studied in a program with Supreme Court Justices Anthony Kennedy and Elena Kagan.

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