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Aaron Robertson

Director of Political Voice

Political Voice
Portrait of Aaron Robertson


Aaron Robertson is the Director of Political Voice at Catalyst California. He is responsible for partnering with community-based organizations to advance democracy reforms to reduce barriers for low-income people of color to participate in policy decision-making processes and increase government responsiveness to their needs. Aaron brings a commitment and more than a decade of experience supporting systemic change efforts to create greater racial equity through community power-building and civic engagement.

Before joining Catalyst California, Aaron was the Managing Director of Policy and Civic Engagement at Seattle Foundation where he led policy and programmatic strategies to create a more just democracy in the State of Washington. His work has spanned many issue areas, including designing one of the Nation’s first COVID-19 response funds, guiding the philanthropic response to Washington State’s effort to ensure a fair and accurate census count, and leading public-private partnerships supporting community-led advocacy efforts to address the social determinants of health.

Aaron is a graduate of Seattle University and a member of Harvard Business School’s Young American Leaders Program, the Center for Community Investment’s Fulcrum Fellowship, the University of Washington’s Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute, and The Funders Network’s PLACES Fellowship.