Matt Duffy is a Catalyst Fellow with the Center for Popular Democracy, where he will work with local elected officials and community leaders to co-create innovative model legislation to increase voting rights and voter participation in their communities.
Matt initially piloted this project with the Center for Popular Democracy and Local Progress during his time at law school, where he wrote a model bill to automatically register people to vote when they interacted with municipal agencies, as well as an accompanying tool kit to help elected officials understand the bill and explain it to their constituents. During law school, he also worked with the Brennan Center for Justice’s Democracy Program working on litigation and research around voting rights and elections, money in politics, redistricting and representation, government dysfunction, and fair courts. Prior to Law School, Matt was a Senior Consultant with FSG, a social impact consultancy, where he specialized in catalyzing “Collective Impact” initiatives, a coalition building approach to solving complex and difficult social problems at scale through a well-structured and efficient collaborative process. Matt is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and Columbia Law School, where he was a Ruth Bader Ginsburg Scholar, a James Kent Scholar, and an Articles Editor for the Columbia Law Review.