12 Facts About Arshad Hasan


Arshad Hasan was previously executive director for Democracy for America.


Arshad Hasan attended the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in political science.


From 2003 to 2004, Arshad Hasan worked as a statewide organizer for Green Corps on citizen engagement and democracy.


Arshad Hasan organized statewide environmental issue campaigns on behalf of Clear the Air in Arizona, Bluewater Network in Washington, and Oceana in Florida.


From April to August 2004, Arshad Hasan worked as an assistant canvass director for the Fund for Public Interest Research in Rochester, New York.


Arshad Hasan started at DFA as a training coordinator and was later promoted to training director.


Arshad Hasan remained at this position until October 2007, when his boss unexpectedly left and he was promoted to executive director.

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Arshad Hasan has been heavily involved with Netroots Nation, a nationwide non-profit that organizes the progressive online community, since 2007.


In late 2010, DFA and Arshad Hasan received a large amount of press when the controversy over the Park51 Islamic Community Center in downtown Manhattan started.


The disagreement between Dean and Arshad Hasan turned into a conversation about resolving religious and cultural differences.


In November 2013, Arshad Hasan was named the executive director of ProgressNow, a national network of state-based progressive advocacy groups.


In 2014, Arshad Hasan praised then-Vice President Joe Biden for endorsing same-sex marriage in the United States.