Gary Broderick is the Legislative Coordinator for RISE For Youth. He leverages people power to work with elected officials to enact reforms that will improve the lives of our youth and their families while transforming juvenile and racial justice in Virginia. He has worked as a labor and community organizer and political advisor with a diverse range of organizations including UNITE HERE, Durham Association of Educators, Point Breeze Organizing Committee, and MoveOn.org. Gary studied Media Arts at New Jersey City University and Hunter College. Gary believes deeply that movements built from the grassroots level can transform the political landscape with the right political strategies. He is committed to the fight for racial and juvenile justice and constructing political power in a manner that allows everyone to participate in the decisions that affect their lives.