TransitCenter is excited to announce the hiring of Mary Dailey as our new Director of Advocacy. Mary is a seasoned organizer whose campaign work for affordable housing, health care access, and economic justice has influenced policy at the local, state, and national levels.
At Community Change, Mary led campaigns that bolstered job creation, won expanded child care, and prevented cuts to Social Security. Previously, at the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition, she organized grassroots initiatives to improve neighborhood housing and schools.
As Director of Advocacy, Mary will work with TransitCenter’s advocacy team and with transit advocates around the country as we step up our efforts to win better service and expand access to transit.
Support for transit advocates in major U.S. metropolitan regions is a core focus of TransitCenter because we believe that strong local advocacy, grounded in the interests of transit riders, is essential to building the political power necessary to improve transit service. Our experience has shown that transit advocates are most effective when working in coalition with organizations fighting for affordable housing, economic justice, environmental sustainability, and other cross-cutting issues.
“Mary Dailey brings us years of experience and accomplishment in community organizing and policy advocacy, and transit riders across the country will benefit from having her on their side,” said TransitCenter Executive Director David Bragdon.
“I am excited to join the TransitCenter team and help realize a vision of just and sustainable transit,” said Director of Advocacy Mary Dailey. “I look forward to forging stronger relationships between transit advocates and other grassroots organizations. We will be bringing more riders voices to the forefront of efforts to win transit solutions that increase job and educational opportunities, reduce strain on household budgets, and give people more time to spend with the people they love.”