Randy Jackson is the Director of Development and Planning at ALIGN. He is a long-time strategist, organizational development facilitator, organizer, fundraiser and overall change agent seeking solutions to the issues of racial, economic and environmental justice. He joins ALIGN as Director of Planning and Development. Prior to ALIGN, Randy worked in wide variety of settings including grassroots workers’ centers, statewide voter engagement organizations, and national networks wearing a number of hats in all of them. Most recently he served as Director of Development for The New Florida Majority, a statewide voter engagement and movement building organization in Florida organizing among the New American Majority – African Americans, Latinx, new immigrants, LGBTQ and youth. He has been a staff member at UNITY (formerly the Inter-Alliance Dialogue), the Miami Workers Center and The Workplace Project. He spent the first eighteen years of his life living overseas in such countries as Sri Lanka, Costa Rica, Honduras, Indonesia and Egypt. He considers New York City his home, where he was born and where he has lived since 1995. Randy participated in the development of various progressive movements over the years – from the growth of no- and low-wage workers’ centers, the emergence of the immigrant rights organizations throughout the city, to the anti-war and peace and justice movement, to Occupy. Randy lives in Inwood with his life-partner, daughter and son (twins), and two dogs. He received his BA from Wesleyan University with a degree in Religious Studies.