State Strategies Manager
As State Strategies Manager at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Deborah Swerdlow supports state partner education and outreach on federal issues that support low- and moderate-income families, such as the federal Earned Income Tax Credit and low-income portion of the Child Tax Credit. Before coming to CBPP in April 2015, Swerdlow spent nearly three years as the Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator at the American Association of University Women (AAUW), where she developed, executed, and evaluated grassroots campaigns around AAUW’s federal policy priorities and supported the state-level work of AAUW state affiliates and local branches. Swerdlow previously worked at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), first as a legislative assistant focused on women’s issues, health care, disability rights, and judicial nominations and then as a program associate focused primarily on the RAC’s high school social justice trainings.
Swerdlow holds a master’s in public administration from George Washington University and bachelor’s degrees in journalism and Middle Eastern studies from the University of Florida.