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Derek Laney

Co-executive Director
Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment

Derek Laney is the Co-executive Director of Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment, (MORE.) He has been involved with the National Fed Up campaign since its introduction to community organizers a year ago. As an organizer with MORE, Derek helped to strategize and build the movement infrastructure for the Ferguson uprising that later grew into the national Black Lives Matter movement. Derek comes from a 20 year career in social service, working with a range of various populations. Derek is the co-coordinator of the Cowry Collective Timebank in St. Louis, a life coach, and the father of a nine year old daughter.