DaMareo Cooper is the Co-Executive Director at the Center for Popular Democracy. He is an Ohio-based grassroots organizer with deep roots in both racial justice and electoral campaigning at the local, state, and national level. He was formerly the National Organizing Director of BlackPAC, a political action committee dedicated to engaging and mobilizing Black voters across the country, where he assisted in contacting over six million Black voters in the 2020 Presidential election and the Georgia Senate run-off election. Before that, he served as the Executive Director of the Ohio Organizing Collaborative (OOC) and Stand Up for Ohio. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Science from Kent State University, focusing on Pan-African Studies and Anthropology, and has been a professional organizer for over 15 years. He’s run local and statewide organizing campaigns, has been a canvasser, canvassing lead, organizer, lead organizer, organizing director, executive director, and national organizing director.