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Michael Crawford

Michael Crawford

Social Media Strategist
New York, NY, USA

Michael Crawford is a digital strategist with experience directing innovative advocacy and brand campaigns for nonprofit organizations. He is Social Media Campaigner at MoveOn, the largest independent, progressive, digitally connected organizing group in the United States. At MoveOn, he creates social media strategy for the organization’s priority campaigns and works with it’s in-house Video Lab.

Before joining MoveOn, Michael led the in-house creative team and award-winning digital program for Freedom to Marry, the national campaign that won marriage for same-sex couples.

Prior to Freedom to Marry, he was a leading strategist for the successful campaign to win freedom to marry in Washington, D.C. with a focus on public education, community outreach, and communications strategy.

Michael served as Associate Field Director at Human Rights Campaign where he specialized in developing field and legislative strategies to advance pro-LGBT legislation at the state and federal levels and building support for endorsed candidates. As Communications Director at Energy Action Coalition, a coalition of youth and student organizations building a clean energy movement, Michael developed media strategies to tell the stories of young people against man-made global warming. Michael was an organizer of the 2000 Millennium March on Washington for LGBT Equal Rights, which brought together more than 750,000 advocates for LGBT equality.

He has spoken about building Internet powered social movements at numerous conferences, including SXSW, Netroots Nation, Independent Sector Conference, National Immigration Integration Conference, Campaign Tech, Social Media Week NYC and RootsCamp.


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