To us, reimagining American K–12 education is more than a just cause, it’s the most important work we can do as a democracy. Equipped with nonpartisan research and proven tools, 50CAN citizen-advocates drive the creation of stronger, more equitable schools in every state and community in our network.

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Why I Created Expedition Advocacy

Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill was famous for observing that “All politics is local.” In the early years of 50CAN we adopted that phrase, with a twist: “All politics is local, but locals shouldn’t have to start from scratch.”

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Stronger together

The 50CAN network grows every year to include more CANs, affiliates, fellowship communities, neighborhood initiatives and more. Here’s a peek at where we work.

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Stephen Sidorak

Public Affairs Manager

National Team

Chris Ameto

Finance Associate

National Team

Megan Kitchen

Creative Manager


David Miyashiro

Executive Director

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