About Pete

10440274_10203484919634716_3576605153036819534_nI’m a civic reformer hailing from Falls Church, Virginia.

In 2009, I co-founded CommonPlace, a web platform for local community engagement. In 2010, I co-founded Harvard Thinks Big, a new annual tradition for Harvard College that brings together professors to share big ideas for ten minutes each on one night. From 2013-2014, I was a labor and poverty advisor with Ralph Nader’s Center for Study of Responsive Law. In 2014, I co-founded StrongReturns.org: Millennial Prison Reform, an initiative working to make prison reform the Millennial generation’s issue in the 2016 elections. In 2015, I co-founded Getaway, which builds tiny houses, places them in the woods, and rents them out by the night to folks looking to escape for a while.

In the coming years, my main political work will be centered on the Democratic Alternative, an effort to restore the integrity and broaden the vision of the Democratic Party. My main community work will be centered on The North Virginia Project, an effort to help North Virginia develop a regional identity and become a civic laboratory for solidarity-building initiatives.

During the day, I attend Harvard Law School. At night, you can find me playing folk music and bopping around the Boston alternative stand up circuit.

Email anytime at Pete@CivicIdeas.com or call 347-453-3135.

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