Meet the Progressive Cities Team

Dan Morris

Founder

Dan Morris

Dan is a veteran Democratic strategist, communications director, and media relations specialist, with more than a decade of combined experience in electoral politics, issue advocacy, grassroots coalition building, public policy, and the labor movement.

He built Progressive Cities from scratch, and leads the firm’s efforts on behalf of advocacy, labor, political, and nonprofit clients in New York, Washington, and across the country.

His work has played a key role in advancing organizations, campaigns, and movements focused on protecting workers, immigrants, tenants, consumers, and vulnerable communities.

While at Progressive Cities, Dan has helped guide and execute successful campaigns for affordable housing, public education, workers’ rights, immigrant empowerment, environmental justice, police reform, Wall Street accountability, consumer protection, and more.

In recent years, he has placed hundreds of high-impact news stories in top outlets, often using intensive press coverage to create the urgency and outcry necessary for government action on major issues that impact people's lives, jobs, families, and neighborhoods every day.

Earlier in his career, Dan held high-level communications, media relations, and public affairs positions at a Democratic consulting firm, a national labor union, a national public policy institute, and in the private sector. He regularly draws upon that diverse experience here.