Workshop: “The New Wave: How to Make Your Voice Heard through Grassroots and Electoral Campaigns” featuring Hayley Zachary ’02

Hayley Zachary ’02, Partner at Locust Street Group

Are you inspired by the New Wave of women and new voices entering politics and active in grassroots social justice campaigns? Do you see a future where you want to be part of a movement, but may not know where or how to begin? In this interactive workshop, you will learn about grassroots advocacy, government and policy, and electoral campaigns and movements that engage a range of players, from community activists to corporate leaders.  Pre-registration is required.

You will leave with a blueprint of action based on your values, and be inspired to consider careers, internships, and volunteer experiences in a new light to advance social change.

Check in: noon

Luncheon and Workshop: 12:30 – 3:30 pm


Hayley Zachary ’02

Partner at Locust Street Group

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Hayley Zachary ’02 is a Partner at Locust Street Group. Zachary’s clients rely on her to use grassroots organizing tactics to deliver tangible results that help meet their business objectives, including but not limited to lead-generation, sales, retention, customer loyalty and brand identification.  Zachary’s work is built on more than a dozen years of experience with a portfolio that includes non-profit issue advocacy, community engagement and communications strategy, coalition development and management, and electoral campaigns at all levels from state legislative races to presidential campaigns.

Before joining Locust Street, Zachary was the Executive Director of Americans for Responsible Solutions, a bipartisan gun safety organization that she founded with Congresswoman Giffords and retired NASA Astronaut Capt. Mark Kelly. In this role she grew Americans for Responsible Solutions into a powerful coalition with over 1 million supporters and tremendous success building coalitions and making policy change in more than a dozen states.

Zachary also previously managed coalitions and advocacy efforts at the Energy Action Coalition, Americans United to Protect Social Security, and the Democracy Alliance, worked on Capitol Hill and on multiple presidential campaigns.

Zachary received her BA in Politics and Anthropology at Mount Holyoke College, and her JD at American University, Washington College of Law.  She is originally from New York, and currently lives in Boston, MA.