Marc Porter Magee

Marc Porter Magee is the founder and CEO of 50CAN. Over the past eight years, Marc has led 50CAN to more than 100 policy victories through advocacy campaigns in more than a dozen states.He previously served as the COO of ConnCAN,research director for the Partnership for Public Service, and founding director of the Center for Civic Enterprise at the Progressive Policy Institute. Marc holds a B.A. from Georgetown University and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Duke University.

Work by Marc Porter Magee

The Action Is the Reaction: Community Organizing for Local Change

Can community organizing be a helpful tool in education reform? Marc Porter Magee explores that question in our latest AdvocacyLabs report, The Action Is the…

Electoral Advocacy: Social Change Through Political Strategy

An AdvocacyLabs report on how advocates can influence electoral politics

Change Agents: What Social Simulations Can Teach Public Policy Advocates

Social scientists’ use of computer modeling to identify what works in advocacy

Goals, Strategies, Tactics, People and Money: A Decade’s Worth of Education Advocacy Insights

An exclusive analysis of 274 state-level advocacy campaigns

The Science of Advocacy: A Little Opposition Is a Good Thing

The goals, recruitment strategies and effective lobbying tactics needed for successful advocacy

Experiments in Advocacy: What Works and Why

AdvocacyLabs, a partnership between FutureEd and 50CAN, draws on insights from academia to help education advocates work effectively on behalf of disadvantaged…

What Works in Advocating for Change in Education

With schools severely disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, effective education advocacy on behalf of disadvantaged students is more important than ever. Yet…

The AdvocacyLabs Interviews: How to Make Change Happen

We launched AdvocacyLabs last year with 50CAN to help strengthen advocacy on behalf of under-served students in the nation’s schools and colleges.