Brandon Holmes

New York Campaigns Coordinator

New York, NY

Brandon J. Holmes is the New York Campaigns Coordinator at JLUSA. He oversees New York’s advocacy projects and campaigns, engaging the organization’s members, fostering partner relationships, and developing campaign strategies. Previously, Brandon served as an organizer for the New York Civil Liberties and as the civil rights organizer for VOCAL-NY. He is currently the board chair of Theatre of the Oppressed NYC, a creative advocacy organization that empowers communities to tell their stories in order to spark legislative action and cultural change in New York City. Brandon is committed to amplifying the voices of directly impacted communities through unconventional forms of political and social advocacy. His grassroots campaigning experience includes organizing returning citizens and criminal justice-involved youth. Brandon has also been a part of the training team for People’s Action, a national organization made up of 600 organizers and over 1 million members from 29 states. He comes to this work with a deep family history of incarceration and substance use, including his cousin who was incarcerated as a juvenile and charged as an adult. Brandon fights for family reunification and to provide opportunities for every child who has been harmed by the criminal justice system.