I Am R. Jordan Davis
Updated: Jan 28, 2021
R. Jordan Davis, a native of Birmingham, Alabama is a 2020 graduate of Morehouse College and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management from Columbia University. Passionate about the intersection of charity, civics and culture - Jordan hopes to combine his education and skills to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to participate in democracy by way of their most fundamental right, their vote.
Jordan’s interest in politics began at an early age as he volunteered for political campaigns throughout the metro- Birmingham area. This training served him well. Jordan was able to secure an internship in the Washington, D.C. office of Congresswoman Terri Sewell (AL-7) the summer after his freshman year. As an intern, Jordan co - coordinated an awareness campaign around H.R. 2978, Voting Rights Advancement Act (currently known as H.R. 4, John Robert Lewis Voting Rights Act of 2020). In addition, he authored an article in the Congressional Record regarding President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement.
Jordan has additionally held posts in the Atlanta Mayor’s Executive Office of Communications and the historic Stacey Abrams for Governor Campaign. In the fall of 2019, Jordan was tapped as the founding Campus Manager for the Morehouse College chapter of Fair Fight U, a collegiate extension of Fair Fight Action. In this role, Jordan registered voters, phone banked, canvassed and grew the chapter to well over 15 members in one semester. Fair Fight U, as of today, still has an active presence and is now a registered club on campus.
Jordan hosts Poppin’ Policies Podcast to bridge the gap and “break down politics for your cousins and ‘nem”. He noticed that politics often seemed too complicated for the every day American and wanted to create a space where everyone could understand and engage in the political happenings of today. Jordan hopes to continue to gain experiences that will help him further develop as a servant leader. He recognizes that he stands on the shoulders of giants, but also, that he must get off their shoulders and do his own work.