Anthony Perez

Director
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Anthony Perez is a Director at the firm, providing strategic communications, advocacy and planning support to clients in California, Texas and nationally.

Over the last three years, Anthony has worked with a broad range of clients focused on pushing progressive criminal justice reform policies and new safety priorities. In California, he has worked with Californians for Safety and Justice on the passage and implementation of Proposition 47.  He worked with the client to build a broad coalition of Latino, immigrant rights and business leaders to support the ballot initiative and engage in its implementation.  Anthony has also been working with a group of re-entry providers in LA County to integrate financial coaching into their service delivery model and help build a national model on asset building for formerly incarcerated individuals.  Nationally, Anthony has been working with Alliance for Safety and Justice to help the organization build its visibility nationally and in seven of the nation’s top incarceration states.

Anthony helped with the firm’s expansion into Texas, working alongside colleagues to assess the needs and opportunities in the Lone Star State.  Anthony has provided communications and advocacy support to The Borderplex Alliance and the Council on Regional Economic Expansion and Educational Development (CREEED) as they tackle economic development and education issues in the Texas border region.  Anthony has helped both clients build relationships with national reporters and influencers and gotten them featured in The Huffington Post, The Atlantic, Washington Post, Fort-Worth Star Telegram and El Diario de Mexico.

A few of Anthony’s other clients include The California Endowment, The Campaign for College Opportunity and Diverse Asset Managers Initiative.

Prior to joining The Raben Group, Anthony worked as a data analyst for The Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) at USC, conducting quantitative and qualitative research on a broad range of policy issues such as immigrant integration, environmental justice and movement building and publishing reports on these topics.  Anthony also worked at The California Endowment, developing grant-making strategies on youth development and violence prevention in California.

Anthony is a native of Santa Ana, California and child of immigrant parents whose story of adversity and perseverance navigating this country keep him grounded and committed to social justice. Anthony holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Southern California and received his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley.

Career Highlights

  • Health Policy Coordinator, Alliance for a Better Community
  • Data Analyst, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity
  • Grants Analyst, The California Endowment