Chris Vaeth

Policy Advocate

Chris Vaeth works for a stronger multiracial democracy by engaging diverse stakeholders, protecting free and fair elections, and building unlikely connections. He has co-created and staffed the nonpartisan National Task Force on Election Crises, led the organization’s engagement with CEOs and the private sector, and driven a range of democracy advocacy campaigns with civil society partners. Before joining Protect Democracy, Chris was part of the team that opened and built the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where he led community affairs. Chris previously worked across the nonprofit sector for racial and economic equity. He co-founded the How to Help news blog and a podcast featuring interviews with democracy’s protectors. Chris is a graduate of Cornell University and Harvard Divinity School.

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