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Wendy Wendlandt

Wendy Wendlandt is the Director for Fair Share. She holds leading roles with numerous public interest organizations, helping them build their capacity as well as developing and running issue advocacy and election campaigns and projects. Wendy has also held leading roles with numerous voter registration, initiative and voter mobilization campaigns, starting with successful environmental ballot measures in Washington State in 1986 and 1988, a campaign finance reform ballot measure in California, and later with voter mobilization programs conducted by in 2004 and 2006. In 2004, she helped found the Community Voters Project, a joint project of Fair Share Education Fund and the Center for Public Interest Research that has helped over 750,000 African Americans and Latinos register to vote, including over 200,000 this year. Wendy earned her B.A. in Political Science from Whitman College in 1983 and worked for one year at a political consulting firm before accepting a position as a campus organizer for PIRG (the Public Interest Research Group) in Washington State in 1984. She currently lives in Los Angeles.