About the Debs-Jones-Douglass Institute

Named for labor champions Eugene V. Debs, Mother Jones, and Frederick Douglass, the Debs-Jones-Douglass Institute (DJDI) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1998. DJDI works to promote a government and an economy that works for working people.

Board of Directors

Mark Dudzic, Chair and President
Chair, Labor Campaign for Single Payer

Les Leopold, Director
Executive Director, Labor Institute

Adolph Reed Jr., Director
Professor Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania

Katherine Isaac, Secretary-Treasurer
Debs-Jones-Douglass Institute

Executive Director

Katherine Isaac


Willie Legette, Lead Organizer, South Carolina

Adolph Reed Jr, Organizer, South Carolina

Senior Advisor

James Felder, President/CEO, Voter Education Center, South Carolina

DJDI Working Group on Policy in the Public Good