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Alexander Blocker

Alex comes to LAJC from Young People for Progress, an organizing group where as vice president he leads the Policy & Campaigns team, focusing on reducing the role of police in society. During his earlier work at The Bronx Defenders, Alex assisted hundreds of clients in securing benefits, shelter, and seized property; he also directed the police misconduct clinic and lobbied the state legislature for greater police accountability. Prior to that, he was part of Congresswoman Donna Edwards’ office, where he worked on proposals to abolish the federal death penalty and restrict access to firearms, among other issues. His volunteer work includes mediating small claims cases and previously teaching a political advocacy program for high schoolers. Alex earned his B.A. from Swarthmore College and his M.A. in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence from Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management.

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