Jon convenes the Comm/Unity network, a collaborative of communicators dedicated to ending the criminalization of immigrants, as part of a broader vision for liberation. With Comm/Unity’s partners, Jon works to expand narrative opportunities to humanize all immigrants, especially people with convictions, drawing upon both research and community creativity. Jon develops messaging guidance and provides advice to campaigns at the local, state, and national levels.
Jon brings over 12 years of battle-tested strategic communications experience to IDP. He spent nine years at the California Immigrant Policy Center, leading the communications team for six years. During that time, Jon helped develop and execute communications strategy for key state legislation, including the California Values Act and the TRUST Act, as well as strong local “Sanctuary” policies. He has also supported many deportation defense campaigns for people with past arrests or convictions.
Tony, Jon’s chihuahua, maintains an extensive network of reporter relationships.