Executive Director | Advance North Carolina
Marcus Bass is the Executive Director of the political strategy and advocacy group Advance North Carolina providing infrastructure support for local organizing and electoral strategy among black-led groups and underrepresented communities across the State. The work of Advance Carolina in the 2018 mid-term election, aided in a record number of Black Sheriffs and District Attorneys elected across North Carolina.
Prior to leading Advance Carolina Bass served as Statewide Campaign Director for voting rights advocacy group Democracy North Carolina, where he coordinated their long-term redistricting effort, millennial and faith-based voter engagement and served as a key messenger for the organization. Marcus is the former Board Chair of Common Cause North Carolina and is currently the vice-chair of the NC State Voices affiliate Blueprint North Carolina.
Bass is the founder and co-director of Camp Lead-Up, a leadership institute focused on facilitating the academic transitions for minority students through academic support, cultural enrichment, leadership development, civic engagement and community service.