Washington, D.C. – Democracy Forward announced today that Max Levy, a veteran strategist who most recently shattered fundraising records as Digital Fundraising Director for Stacey Abrams’ gubernatorial campaign, has been named its inaugural Digital Strategy Director. The move is a return for Levy, who served as the organization’s Digital Communications Manager from 2018-2020. 

Working in close collaboration with the legal, policy, public affairs, and oversight teams, Levy will lead all aspects of Democracy Forward’s digital strategy and storytelling, including grassroots engagement, email program, website, and social media platforms. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Max back to Democracy Forward,” said Democracy Forward President and CEO Skye Perryman. “Max has a proven track record of using digital platforms to tell the story of people and communities fighting for democracy across the country.  Now more than ever, much of the battle for our democratic values is taking place online; Max’s innovation and expertise will be essential in helping to build collective power among those with the most at stake during this pivotal time for our country.” 

Levy, as Digital Fundraising Director for Abrams for Georgia and One Georgia, Stacey Abrams’ Leadership Committee, helped the campaign engage people seeking change as well as raise more than $25 million online from grassroots donors. Prior to this work in his home state of Georgia, Levy was appointed by President Biden and served at the Environmental Protection Agency in the Office of Public Engagement and Environmental Education. There, he supported efforts to promote climate action, advance environmental justice, protect public health, and engage with new, diverse stakeholders for the Agency, including on-the-ground engagement in the Deep South. 

Levy has successfully executed digital programs for numerous presidential campaigns, including Biden for President in 2020.

“The events of the last year alone have shown us that the courts are critical and the legal rights of all Americans are at stake.  Democracy Forward’s work is essential and I am honored to have the opportunity to work with Skye and the team to build an innovative digital program that will enable millions of Americans to use their collective voices and power to build a vibrant, inclusive democracy that works for all people” said Max Levy.  

Founded to address unprecedented threats to democracy and social progress, Democracy Forward is engaged in legal activity in 26 states throughout the country. From challenging unlawful activity of state and local officials and legislatures to amplifying the voices of people and communities with a stake in good government, Democracy Forward works across the full range of issues that matter to the American people. The organization has taken more than 650 actions – including 100+ cases filed against the Trump administration– on behalf of more than 260 clients and partners.