in memoriam

Rob Stein

Founder, Democracy Alliance

Rob Stein was the founder of the Democracy Alliance and co-founder of the Committee on States.

An attorney by training, Rob founded and ran several non-profit organizations, was senior strategist to the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, was Chief of Staff for the Washington Office of the Clinton-Gore Transition, served as Chief of Staff of the United States Department of Commerce, and was a private equity investor working with dozens of early-stage companies. Rob’s original, comprehensive research about the funding, management and overall infrastructure of the conservative movement over the last three decades, and his recruitment of leading progressive strategists, activists and donors, resulted in the formation of the Democracy Alliance.

Rob died on May 3, 2022. He will forever be a cherished friend of Unite America and the broader effort to advance democracy. A tribute board to Rob is available here.

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