James works with Free Press members, allies and community members on the News Voices: New Jersey project. Throughout his career as an organizer James has assisted in developing models and methods to increase community engagement and advocacy for a stronger and more inclusive democracy. Prior to joining Free Press, James executed organizing and strategic campaigns with Pennsylvania ACORN, the Housing and Community Development Network of NJ and the Service Employees International Union. James earned his B.A. in political science from West Virginia University and is currently in the masters of public administration program at Rutgers-Camden University, with a focus on community development. When he’s not on the ground working with community allies and Free Press members, James spends his time gardening and cycling.