Rachel Bloom serves as the Voting Rights Strategist for the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program. As part of the Voting Rights and Election team, Ms. Bloom focuses on state advocacy and legislation to advance voter registration modernization. Prior to working at the Brennan Center, she was an Advocacy and Policy Strategist for the national office of the American Civil Liberties Union where her work focused on state based racial and criminal justice reform. She worked with ACLU affiliates throughout the country, as well as with national partners, to advance progressive reform and defeat regressive legislation, and successfully led campaigns to expand voting rights for the formerly incarcerated in seven states. She is co-author of the report, De Facto Disenfranchisement.
Ms. Bloom is a proud alumnae of Barnard College and received her Masters degree in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics where her thesis was “The Social Exclusion of African-Americans at the Ballot Box.”