Ashley Houghton

Ashley Houghton joins FairVote as Director of Communications and leads our Communications Department. As a communications strategist for more than a decade, she has worked with hundreds of advocacy nonprofits to more effectively participate in the public conversation. She joins us after leading Amnesty International USA's domestic refugee and asylum campaign as Tactical Campaigns Manager, where she launched large-scale, organization-wide campaigns. She also spent seven years at ReThink Media, a nonprofit media and messaging organization, where she held several positions, most recently the Managing Director of the Security and Rights Collaborative. In that role, she led in developing, implementing, and supporting effective media and communications outreach and capacity-building strategies across the Security and Rights sector. Altogether, Ashley has had a hand in crisis response during every major national security crisis over the last decade.

Ashley began her career at a boutique Washington public relations firm. She has also worked as a fundraising consultant, a GOTV organizer, a communications associate for a peace and security advocacy organization. She lives with her spouse and son in Silver Spring, MD.

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