Named for labor champions Eugene V. Debs, Mother Jones, and Frederick Douglass, DJDI is working to address the U.S. healthcare crisis by organizing working people in support of Medicare for All.

Mission

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 is working to address the health care crisis in the United States by organizing working people in support of Medicare for All through grassroots organizing and popular education as well as conducting research and policy. DJDI seeks to amplify the need for a robust Just Transition for health insurance and healthcare workers as we move toward Medicare for All.

Board of Directors

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

Les Leopold, Director
Executive Director, Labor Institute

Adolph Reed Jr., Director
University of Pennsylvania

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

Executive Director

Katherine Isaac

Organizers

Willie Legette, Lead Organizer, South Carolina

Louis Malfaro, Health Care Justice Organizer, Texas

Chris Nelson, Field Organizer, South Carolina

Adolph Reed Jr, Organizer, South Carolina

Nick Rubin, Field Organizer, South Carolina

Senior Advisors

Jose La Luz, Hispanic Campaigns Associates

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