Democracy In Action consultations are experienced campaign managers, and can run all aspects of your issue based campaign.


Functional coalitions and campaigns are hard to find. Poor communication, disagreements, lack of accountability, and lack of clarity around roles and
responsibilities can suck the life out of your coalition. Democracy In Action helps agencies and organizations build effective strategies based on mutual accountability. Our consulting is informed by Collective Impact and Results Based Accountability.


Training Groups On

• Basic community organizing skills and
• Power mapping, SWOT analysis, and other tools to strengthen your campaign.
• Adult learning principles - how to effectively communicate your message to a variety of audiences to encourage buy-in and participation.


We are available to facilitate your meeting, retreat, planning session, or convening. We help your group clarify mission and vision, develop clear and
actionable goals, define strategic direction, and build leadership skills within your organization.



I have had the honor to have experienced Maria’s facilitation skills with large and small groups with diverse communities on a variety of issues. She has provided support at the Health Equity Partnership Statewide gathering and recently served as a facilitator at an event focused on health care reform. Maria has great energy, is able to effectively engage participants in dialogue, and move them along in a process. I highly recommend Maria’s facilitation services.

I can’t praise enough Maria Perez’s work in introducing ranked choice voting to Santa Fe voters. When Maria started her work with us in 2017, ranked choice voting was an asterisk in Santa Fe politics. Over the next year, she worked closely with the city council, spearheaded a successful legal strategy, was the lead voice on the system in city media, and executed a grassroots education campaign that reached deeply into Santa Fe communities. The result was a widely hailed, high turnout ranked choice voting election.


NM Health Equity Partnership Grants & Capacity Building Strategist


President and CEO of FairVote


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