Brewer Fellowship to Unite America

Reforming Democracy Together

The Brewer Fellows hail from political reform organizations working to heal America’s divisions and shore up our political system. Funded by Unite America, Brewer Fellows work across the aisle to develop a shared vision for the democracy reform field and build mutually reinforcing initiatives to improve our democracy. Through a series of retreats led by our partners at Cultivate the Karass, Brewer Fellows build stronger personal relationships with one another and receive leadership development to sustain and scale their organizations.


Only a quarter of Americans trust the U.S. government to do the right thing most of the time, the lowest percentage since 1958


17 Fellows from 40 states have helped to pass 129+ reform acts and elected 70+ reform candidates


Increased pipeline of political leaders who skillfully collaborate across political divides

I’m excited about this Fellowship. It’s the Woodrow Wilson Foundation’s first Fellowship in the democracy-strengthening space, building upon the field-building work we have been leading in civic learning over the course of the last year.

2020 Fellow
2020 Fellow

The Brewer Fellowship honors Jacob “Jake” Brewer (1981-2015), a senior policy adviser to the Obama Administration who built unlikely coalitions to solve problems.

Featured Fellows

Debilyn Molineaux

Debilyn Molineaux

President and CEO, Bridge Alliance

Debilyn is the President and CEO of The Bridge Alliance, a coalition of ~100 organizations working together to promote healthy self-governance in our democratic republic.

Sarah Longwell

Sarah Longwell

Publisher, The Bullwark

Sarah is the Publisher of The Bullwark, an online news site focused on political analysis and reporting without partisan loyalties or tribal prejudices. She is also President and CEO of Longwell Partners, Co-Founder of Defending Democracy Together, and executive director of the Republican Accountability Project.

Rob Richie

Rob Richie

President and CEO, Fair Vote

Rob Richie has been the leader of FairVote since co-founding the organization in 1992, was named its president and CEO in 2018, and has led FairVote Action since 2002. He has been involved in helping to develop, win, and implement ranked choice voting, proportional voting, Electoral College reform, and automatic voter registration in states and cities across the country.

Layla Zaidane

Layla Zaidane

President and CEO , Future Caucus

Layla is the President and CEO of Future Caucus, an organization focused on activating young leaders to bridge the partisan divide and transform American politics.

The Brewer Fellowship to Unite America supports cross-partisan leaders in the democracy reform movement to build a political system that functions for all Americans.

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