Staff & Board


John Raskin, Executive Director, is an organizer and political leader with extensive experience in New York City and State politics.  Before co-founding the Riders Alliance, he served as chief of staff to New York State Senator Daniel Squadron.  Prior to that, he worked for five years as a community organizer and director of organizing for Housing Conservation Coordinators, an affordable housing advocacy organization on the West Side of Manhattan.  He has a B.A. from Harvard University.

Rebecca Bailin, Senior Organizer, has close to ten years of experience working for social justice.  She has worked as the Student Network Coordinator for the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada and as a reproductive rights advocate for Planned Parenthood of Nassau County.  She holds an M.A. in Sociology from the New School for Social Research and a B.A. from the University of British Columbia.