Miles Rapoport has been President of Demos since 2001. Demos is a public policy organization working for an America where we all have an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy. Demos moves ideas powerful enough to improve the lives of everyday Americans through the full cycle of change. Demos champions over-the-horizon policy solutions, shifts the narrative to clear the way for their acceptance, and advocates until they take effect.
After serving as President of The American Prospect, one of the country’s premier public policy journalism platforms, for two years, he continues to be an active member of The Prospect’s board of directors
Prior to joining Demos, Miles spent 15 years in Connecticut politics. He served for ten years in the Connecticut legislature, from 1985-1994. He chaired the Government Administration and Elections Committee, and was a leading member of the Finance Committee.
In 1994, he was elected as Secretary of the State of Connecticut, serving from 1995-1998. As Secretary, he was an energetic advocate for a democracy with high levels of voting and engagement. His office led efforts for voter registration, youth civic engagement, and campaign finance reform, and also published two unique reports on the "State of Democracy in Connecticut".
His articles have appeared in national magazines and newspapers. Currently, Rapoport serves on the Board of the Paul J. Aicher Foundation.
Areas of Expertise
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- January 2, 2013
- September 28, 2012
- September 8, 2011