Reggie Weaver is the Respect My Vote! Campaigns Director for Hip Hop Caucus. In this role, he guides the organizing strategies to move the Caucus’ democratic policy, through the Respect My Vote! Campaign.
Prior to joining Hip Hop Caucus, Reggie worked as an organizer and voting rights advocate in the state of North Carolina. He began this work in earnest in 2016 as a campus organizer with Common Cause NC. In this role, he led a fellowship program at the state’s Greensboro-area HBCUs. The program equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to educate and mobilize their peers to vote, and to be effective policy advocates with elected officials. Beyond the campus, he organized within the wider community as a redistricting reform advocate. This meant educating voters about the harms caused by racial and partisan gerrymandering, and mobilizing them to advocate for legislative solutions. This work continued in his most recent role as the Pro-Democracy Programs Coordinator with the North Carolina Black Alliance. Here he developed and implemented the organization’s Code Red Redistricting education program.
Reggie’s work as a redistricting advocate has been featured on HBO’s Vice News and the FiveThirtyEight Podcast.
Reggie views this work as a calling, deeply rooted in his faith and ancestral lineage. He first began organizing as a pastor on the southside of Chicago. There he organized in community around a range of issues including food insecurity, gun violence, the closure of public health facilities, and the fight for a living wage.
Reggie recently moved back to his hometown of Mobile, AL. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rhodes College, in Memphis, TN, as well as a Masters of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA.