About Nora Ranney

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Nora Ranney

Executive Director


Nora Ranney joins NPP with more than 20 years of experience working for social and economic justice, including leadership in advocacy and electoral campaigns, lobbying, organizing, and public policy.  Most recently, Nora served as Program Officer for the Open Society Foundations, where her grant making focused on civic engagement issues and a new place-based initiative.  Prior to this, she served as Legislative Director with the Progressive States Network managing a policy team supporting state elected officials interested in progressive policies; as the Director of State Advocacy with the national American Civil Liberty Union’s LGBT Project; and as a policy analyst for the Speaker of the New York City Council.  She worked on the campaign of the late Senator Paul Wellstone, and led public education and advocacy campaigns to improve the lives of low- and moderate-income workers with the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center and United for a Fair Economy.  In Minnesota, her work helped pass the nation’s first state legislation linking corporate tax subsidies with accountability and a living wage. Nora holds a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Public Finance from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.