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News from Engage Michigan
Friday, March 17, 2017
Denzel McCampbell Named Deputy Communications Director at Engage Michigan
Becomes first-ever Black queer deputy communications director at organization
MICHIGAN — Engage Michigan, a communications hub for progressive issues, announced the promotion of Denzel McCampbell to become the organization’s next deputy communications director. McCampbell previously served as the organization’s social justice organizer, working with community groups in Detroit and around the state to increase media and communications capacity. As part of his new role, he will now take on statewide issues, including voting rights and election administration.
“Denzel has done an amazing job helping our partners amplify the work they do to educate others about the issues impacting communities in Michigan,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director for Engage Michigan. “Denzel’s work with community groups to increase civic engagement and participation, alongside his work with education, voting rights, good governance, and immigration has been integral to the mission of Engage Michigan and are we happy to have him in this expanded role ”
Before joining Engage Michigan in 2015, McCampbell organized across Michigan around voting rights and worked on various candidate campaigns for the state legislature. After graduating from Michigan State University in 2013, McCampbell worked for the MSU LGBT Resource Center where he engaged in advocacy and policy for the LGBTQ community.
“I’m extremely excited to serve as Deputy Communications Director for Engage Michigan,” said DenzelMcCampbell. “From the voting booths to the kitchen faucet, people in Michigan are facing issues that need to be brought the forefront. I’m ready to continue to work to amplify the stories of those being oppressed and lift up the collective journey to true justice and an exceptional quality of life for every person in Michigan.”
McCampbell will start in the role immediately following the departure of Marissa Luna, who accepted a new position at a sister organization in Minnesota.