Fellow

Erik Peterson

Expertise: Grassroots field organizing, leadership development, narrative, train-the-trainer, curriculum development, campaign planning.

Erik Peterson brings nearly 35 years of experience as a community, union and electoral organizer to his role as founder and President of Bending the Arc Strategies (www.btastrategies.com). He is an expert trainer and practitioner with extensive experience working with unions, progressive advocacy non-profits, and community coalitions in the US and Australia.  

Areas of expertise include: building grassroots, volunteer driven, mass-scale field operations; narrative and values-based messaging; s coalition and network-building; designing strategic, grassroots issue and electoral campaigns; and strategic planning and leading organizational change that supports deep member-driven organizing and leadership development.  Erik has recruited dozens of candidates, and managed or served as General Consultant for three gubernatorial races and over two dozen congressional, legislative and local races.