Rey Lopez-Calderon

Strategic Advisor, More Equitable Democracy

Rey López-Calderón is a strategic advisor to More Equitable Democracy. He has a wealth of experience in organizational development, fundraising, and organizing that he uses to improve the lives of the communities he serves. His activism has taken him from the role of volunteer youth organizer at the United Farm Workers in Orange County to the founding of several community organizations in the Chicago area, and to various leadership roles at the government watchdog organization, Common Cause, including re-founding executive director of Common Cause Illinois and vice-president for development for the DC office where he expanded Common Cause’s national fundraising operations. He serves on the board of directors of Alia Innovations, a national nonprofit that supports and convenes innovators in public and private child welfare agencies to transform the child welfare system. When he is not working, he attends Temple Emanu-El and enjoys spending time with his husband and two toy fox terriers in the San Diego area.