Megan Uzzell is the External Affairs Director and Interim Communications Director at Democracy Forward.

Megan joined Democracy Forward after having served eight years at the U.S. Department of Labor, where she most recently was the Associate Deputy Secretary for Policy. In this role Megan led Departmental efforts on regulatory, policy and agency matters such as wage standards, work and family policy, enforcement, immigration and worker safety. Prior to joining the Labor Department, Megan served in the U.S. House of Representatives, working as LD for a member from Southern California and handling energy, environment, appropriations and transportation matters. In 2005, Megan was named one of the Hill’s top 35 staffers under 35.

Originally from Kansas City, Kansas, Megan has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Political Science and International Affairs from Drake University, and a Master of Arts in International Affairs from George Washington University.

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Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, NWLC v. OMB

Challenging the Trump Administration’s unlawful rollback of equal pay protections on behalf of the National Women’s Law Center and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement

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Multnomah County v. Department of Health & Human Services

Stopping the Administration's continued efforts to politicize Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program grants and violate Congressional mandates.

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Baltimore v. Trump

Defending immigrants and their families against the State Department's anti-immigrant public charge changes, in partnership with the City of Baltimore.

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