Ben Needham

Director of Strategic Initiatives in the Policy & Political Affairs
Human Rights Campaign

Ben Needham is the Director of Strategic Initiatives in the Policy and Political Affairs Department at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). As Director of Strategic Initiatives, Ben oversees legislative and electoral strategy across several programs and departments. Ben helped create the strategy for the HRC Rising program, which is the largest grassroots and electoral organizing program in the organization’s history, working to elect more pro-equality candidates at every level of government. In addition, Ben works with the Human Rights Campaign Governmental Affairs team to develop a strategy to pass the Equality Act, which would codify full federal equality into law for all LGBTQ Americans Ben is a veteran political strategist with an extensive background in campaigns, issue advocacy,and providing strategy for political parties, progressive organizations, and candidates



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