May 17, 2019
The board and staff of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation are pleased to introduce our new associate network officer, Reggie Weaver.
Weaver comes to us from Common Cause, where he served as an organizer in North Carolina’s Triad region. His work focused on expanding the electorate in black and brown communities through get-out-the-vote campaigns, election protection and redistricting reform. His entrée into organizing came during his time as a pastor on the south side of Chicago, where he joined the fight for a living wage, food justice and an end to the money bail system.
“Over the years, I have continually been confronted with questions of equity, and the way the intersections of race, class and environment shape one’s outlook about power and justice," Weaver said. "I am increasingly interested in work that takes these questions seriously, and follows the lead of those most affected by them.”
A native of Mobile, Alabama — the original home of Mardi Gras — Weaver is a lifelong lover of jazz and live music. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Rhodes College.