Lobbying since: 2022
Anthony Blankenship is the Senior Community Organizer in the Policy and Advocacy Department. In his role at Civil Survival, Anthony helps to connect and empower people that have been impacted by the criminal legal system to build their collective and individual political power.
After facing discrimination in both employment and housing due to his criminal record, he began finding ways to use his experience of incarceration as a strength. Since being released from prison, Anthony has been working to undo the harms created by the criminal legal system and hold systems accountable to those they serve. He helped start an entrepreneurial program at Monroe prison, worked as a trauma-informed yoga trainer and fundraiser for Yoga Behind Bars, and most recently worked as a Coalition Organizer for ACLU of Washington.
Anthony holds a Bachelor's in Political Science from the University of Washington, as well as a dual Master's in Social Work and Public Administration from Arizona State University.
This lobbyist certified completion of required code of conduct training on 01/04/2023.