Sandra Fluke (she/her) is the President of Voices for Progress and an attorney who specializes in policy and legislative advocacy on behalf of progressive causes. In 2015, Sandra launched V4P’s California state program, which grew to include political programming as well as policy advocacy. She then led membership engagement and recruitment throughout the western half of the U.S. before becoming National Membership and Development Director.
Sandra has spent two decades working in the non-profit sector to advance social and economic justice through a variety of roles focused on policy advocacy, political strategy, direct legal services, program evaluation, data management, fundraising, and more. Sandra is nationally known for her congressional testimony regarding birth control access under the Affordable Care Act and for taking on Rush Limbaugh. She also served as a surrogate for President Obama’s reelection campaign. In November 2014, she was a candidate for the California State Senate, emphasizing a platform of environmental protection, economic justice, and campaign finance reform.
Sandra currently serves as the Board Treasurer of the Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project and the National Council of Jewish Women Los Angeles, and as an Advisory Board Member of Equality California. She is a political partner with the Truman National Security Project.
Sandra holds a B.S. in Policy Analysis & Management and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Cornell University, as well as a J.D. from Georgetown Law, where she graduated as a Public Interest Law Scholar with a Certificate in Refugee and Humanitarian Emergencies. She volunteers as a pro bono immigration attorney, and lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Adam, and their puppy, Muppet, but spends time each month in Washington, D.C.
Most staff are employed by Voices for Progress Education Fund, a project of Tides Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Voices for Progress, a project of Tides Advocacy, a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization, covers the cost of any work performed on its behalf via a cost-sharing agreement.