The CPC Center team with our 2019 class of fellows

The CPC Center team with our 2019 class of fellows


The CPC Center provides a Legislative Fellowship Program that places Fellows in Congressional offices to provide an opportunity for people from the progressive activist movement to learn about policymaking. Our Fellows come from diverse backgrounds and bring serious dedication to the progressive movement. The Fellowship is a year-long paid legislative policy fellowship for emerging progressive leaders. We place fellows in Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) offices on Capitol Hill to get the education of a lifetime learning the ropes in Congress. Each fellow focuses their expertise on one issue, such as Healthcare, Progressive Foreign Policy, Women’s Rights, Labor Policy, Education, or Democracy Reform.

We know that our democracy is stronger when everyone has a seat at the table. Yet too often, talented and dedicated young people with deep connections to the progressive movement aren’t able to get experience in Congress. Our fellowship program is dedicated to changing that and making sure that the ‘people’s house’ is truly accessible to all people.

Meet our 2019 Fellows

Alex Campbell, Labor Fellow

Placed with Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02)

Alex spent seven years in the research department at SEIU Local 32BJ. He just completed a year of postgraduate studies at the Universidad Nacional de San Martin in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In his first month, Alex launched a weekly email bulletin updating CPC members on labor priorities and how they can be supportive.

Samira Damavandi, Women’s Rights Fellow

Placed with Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13)

Samira starts her Fellowship after years of research on women’s participation in social and political movements. Since completing her Masters in Modern Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Oxford, she has presented at academic conferences and been published in major publications on women’s issues.

Jacob Glick, Democracy Reform Fellow

Placed with Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-08)

Jacob is a 2018 graduate of Harvard Law School and was working at a New York law firm before he began his Fellowship. During his undergraduate and law school studies, he worked with public defenders, the Civil RIghts Bureau of the New York State Attorney General, and Protect Democracy.

Kate Gould, Foreign Policy Fellow

Placed with Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17)

Kate comes to her Fellowship with over a decade of foreign policy advocacy experience at the Friends Committee for National Legislation (FCNL). Most recently, she served as Legislative Director for Middle East Policy, leading FCNL’s efforts to end the war in Yemen and preserve the Iran Nuclear Agreement.

Anthony Hanna, Education Fellow

Placed with Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11)

Anthony is currently working as a Campaign Associate at the Center for American Progress (CAP/CAP Action Fund) covering education, among other issues. Inspired by his own experience, he is dedicated to improving the educational opportunities for English learners.

Stephanie Kang, Health Care Fellow

Placed with Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07)

Stephanie is currently completing her doctorate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She brings an impressive background in community and global health settings to her Fellowship.