Speaker Profile

Mehrdad Azemun

Campaigns Director
People's Action

Mehrdad Azemun is National Campaigns Director at People’s Action. Mehrdad has over 15 years of experience running electoral and legislative campaigns with immigrant communities at the state, regional, and national/federal level. He currently oversees issue and policy campaign organizing for People’s Action, an economic and racial justice organization working in 30 states and at a national level. He helped build People’s Action’s electoral operation aimed at opposing Trump nationally and moving a slate of progressive, people-powered candidates for office. In 2009-10 and 2013-14, he ran the grassroots efforts for 2 different national campaigns aimed at winning federal immigration reform legislation from Congress and deliver relief from the White House for millions of undocumented immigrants. Before working on the national level, he was Director of Organizing at the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, where he helped move the organization’s civic engagement and legislative work to the next level. Mehrdad is an immigrant from Iran; his family moved to the U.S. in 1978, soon before the Iranian Revolution.