Regina Eaton

Regina Eaton
Demos
Deputy Director, Democracy Program
New York, NY
Contact this Expert »

Quick Bio

As Deputy Director of the Democracy Program, Regina M. Eaton focuses on policy issues aimed at increasing voter registration and turn out, including Election Day Registration.

Prior to her present position, Ms. Eaton was the first Executive…

Full Bio Below »

Areas of Expertise

Politics

Full Biography

As Deputy Director of the Democracy Program, Regina M. Eaton focuses on policy issues aimed at increasing voter registration and turn out, including Election Day Registration.

Prior to her present position, Ms. Eaton was the first Executive Director of The Alliance for Quality Education (AQE) from March 2001 to March 2005. As Director, Ms. Eaton was both the chief executive officer and principle spokesperson of the organization. Ms Eaton was a leading advocate for Education Funding Reform in New York and her work has received national attention.

Regina's op-eds and expert advice have appeared in every region throughout New York State and nationally, including Buffalo News, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, The Utica Observer Dispatch, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin, New York Daily News and The New York Times. Regina has also appeared on NPR; Inside Albany, the PBS weekly broadcast program on New York state government, and NY1.

Ms. Eaton and her work with AQE was feature in a National PBS documentary commemorating the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. She also was a panelist at a major national program examining the legacy of Brown. The program included Ted Shaw from the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, along with former student activists from the period of Brown v. Bd.

Ms. Eaton has addressed conferences sponsored by National Education Association and Public Education Network, and represented Demos at the South Carolina Progressive Network 2005 Fall Retreat; the Progressive Michigan at their Fall 2005 Statewide Planning Session and the Iowa League of Women Voters of Statewide Meeting of their Council 2006.

WMC SheSource is a 501(c)(3) and relies on foundations and individuals for support. We track the number of times journalists contact our experts and use that information in our fundraising. Every time you use WMC SheSource to find a source please send us an email and let us know.