Tom is a long-time organizer, public policy advocate and media skills trainer. He works primarily with grassroots and community-based organizations on immigrant rights, public education and language rights issues. He was the Director of Development and Communications at Political Research Associates (PRA). Prior to PRA, he directed programs at Mass. English Plus Coalition and Mass. Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, organizing statewide advocacy and communications campaigns. Tom was also instrumental in the formation of Immigrant Solidarity and Action Alliance which conducted collective media and organizing strategies and trainings in greater Boston in response to California’s passage of Proposition 187.