David Ballard is the field advocacy and outreach manager for the Poverty to Prosperity Program at American Progress. Before joining American Progress, Ballard was a field organizer on political campaigns and worked in marketing for nonprofits. An Orlando, Florida, native, Ballard graduated from the University of Florida’s College of Journalism, where he studied telecommunications.

By David Ballard
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1 million more Floridians voted for Amendment 4 than Gov. DeSantis. Let’s hear them.Tampa Bay TimesFebruary 25, 2020
‘It Would Bring so Much Relief to so Many People:’ How Washington’s Clean Slate Legislation Could Give People a Second ChanceCenter for American ProgressFebruary 7, 2020
‘If You Are Telling Someone They Can Come Home One Day, They Deserve a Second Chance.’Center for American ProgressOctober 8, 2019
‘A Mistake Shouldn’t Sit on Your Shoulders.’Center for American ProgressJune 28, 2019
‘I Can Celebrate and Say I’m Free:’ How Connecticut’s Clean Slate Act Can Give People a Second ChanceCenter for American ProgressApril 24, 2019
Introducing Clean SlateCenter for American ProgressApril 12, 2019
‘People Don’t Understand That Those Benefits Are Lifesavers.’Center for American ProgressMarch 29, 2019
‘How Are You Going to Look for a Job if You’re Hungry?’Center for American ProgressMarch 29, 2019