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Deepak Pateriya

Deepak Pateriya is Managing Director of Community Change Action, and Executive Director of Community Change Voters PAC.

Deepak has been a progressive organizer, campaigner, educator, and alliance builder for over 25 years, having worked in community organizing, the labor movement, and electoral politics. At Community Change Action (CCA), one of his accomplishments has been the development of a powerful year-round grassroots electoral program in partnership with dozens of local community groups nationwide. In the 2017-18 cycle, Deepak co-founded Win Justice — the electoral collaboration of CCA, SEIU, Planned Parenthood Votes, and Color of Change PAC — which ran a combined total of $50 million of independent expenditure voter program over the 2018 and 2020 election cycles. Prior to Community Change Action, Deepak worked in the labor movement for a decade with the Service Employees International Union and the United Food and Commercial Workers, organizing and campaigning with workers in the janitorial, health care and retail industries. He learned most of what he knows about community organizing and building electoral power working for the community organization AGENDA (now called SCOPE) in Los Angeles from 1995-2003.