The American Progressive Caucus Policy Foundation today named Darcy Burner to serve as its executive director. “We are truly pleased to have Darcy’s remarkable energy and talent to lead us in building the foundation,” said Robert Borosage, chair of the foundation board and co-director of the Campaign for America’s Future.
“An unprecedented number of Americans have worked together to set our nation on a new, progressive course,” said Burner. “I’m honored and excited to be connecting those citizens with the members of Congress working for them in Washington D.C.”
In 2006 and 2008, Burner ran for U.S. Representative in Washington’s 8th congressional district against former county sheriff Dave Reichert. She narrowly lost both races, but remains active in the progressive community. Prior to her political career, Burner worked in technology for Microsoft.
The American Progressive Caucus Policy Foundation (APCPF) is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization. The foundation’s mission is to bring together the collective wisdom of progressives inside and outside of Congress to promote peace and global security, energy independence, environmental sustainability, human rights, civil liberties and the health and economic well-being of us all.
The foundation serves as a communications, fact finding, research and education center for progressive leaders and other public policy-makers, issue advocates, the media, and the general public.