Meet Justin

Good afternoon friends,

The season is changing all around us, and as we move from the warmth of summer to the coolness of fall, we at Everyday Impact are reflecting on the beauty and importance of transformation. We have done some amazing work together in 2019! Vince Sales has led strong Fund and Resource Development Support to our clients. Maikhou Thao has expanded her portfolio to support multi-sector collaboration and non-profit capacity building with our clients. Julian Ramos has also helped to offer Administrative Support to our multiple projects and initiatives. As our team continues to transform and evolve, I am very excited to announce that we have recently hired Justin Rausa as our new Policy Consultant, who will be leading our Policy Consulting portfolio. I’m thrilled to have Justin join us as part of the EIC family. Please join me in welcoming him and learn more from Justin below!

In Gratitude,
Elaine Abelaye-Mateo

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From Justin:

I’m excited to join the Everyday Impact family and further the values of our firm and the work of its clients who are moving California and our nation forward, day in and day out. I think there is significant opportunity to achieve progressive policy wins at the state level right now due to the community activism that has created a context for the current governor and legislature to stand up affirmatively for equity, inclusion and justice. In 2019 alone, once untouchable bills have already been signed into law such as updating standards for law enforcement’s use of lethal force, with more to come as Governor Newsom has until mid-October to consider hundreds of other bills that have successfully reached his desk. As the new Policy Consultant, I’m looking forward to leveraging my past experiences as both a nonprofit advocate and legislative staffer to build power for your community, in solidarity and with effective strategies to move public policy. I want to thank Elaine for this opportunity to bring complementary skills to an excellent team, and as a new father, I’m thrilled to work with the larger EIC network to change laws and regulations for a 21st century California more worthy of our future generations. I will be splitting time between Oakland and Sacramento, so please feel free to hit me up at