Join Us In Welcoming Oliver Bernstein As Our New Communications Director

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We are thrilled to announce that Oliver Bernstein will be joining the Center for Public Policy Priorities in mid-April as Communications Director. A fluent Spanish speaker who has lived and worked along the Texas-Mexico border and nationally, Oliver brings more than nine years of  communications experience to CPPP. He most recently directed a grassroots communications strategy for the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign, which aims to replace coal with clean energy.

Among other creative strategies, Oliver’s team at the Sierra Club commissioned a 20-foot-tall inflatable inhaler prop to draw attention to public meetings about air pollution, and set up hair-testing events at salons across the country to educate the public about mercury pollution from coal plants. Oliver also directed the Sierra Club’s national diversity media program from 2006 to 2009, serving as a bilingual on-the-record spokesman and developing Hispanic media outreach plans.

As a former board member and board president of American Gateways, which works to ensure that immigrants and refugees have equal access to justice in Texas, Oliver led a successful re-branding effort and spearheaded plans for their first annual benefit gala.

Please join us in welcoming Oliver Bernstein to CPPP’s senior leadership team. More congratulations are in order as well — Oliver and his wife welcomed the birth of their second child earlier this month.



At the Center for Public Policy Priorities, we believe in a Texas that offers everyone the chance to compete and succeed in life. We envision a Texas where everyone is healthy, well-educated, and financially secure. We want the best Texas - a proud state that sets the bar nationally by expanding opportunity for all. CPPP is an independent public policy organization that uses data and analysis to advocate for solutions that enable Texans of all backgrounds to reach their full potential. We dare Texas to be the best state for hard-working people and their families.

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