Senior Policy Organizer

Tony Samara


Tony immigrated to the suburbs of New York City when he was a kid. Many years later, he moved to California and got his start in politics organizing graduate students at the University of California. After that, his political work included criminal justice reform, anti-militarism, and the movement against neoliberal globalization. Tony began working with Right to the City as a research ally in 2007 and joined the Board in 2012. In 2014 he left a career as an academic sociologist and worked for 7 years in the tenants’ right movement in the Bay Area. When not working, he’s trying to get better at Muay Thai, sailing, cooking, creative writing, and parenting. And not always in that order ...

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