Welcome Thomas!

January 15, 2021

We’re excited to welcome Thomas Mariadason as CPE’s interim executive director.  Learn more about him below.   Eighteen years ago or so, I walked into a third-floor office above a salon and saree shop in Jackson Heights, Queens. It was my first day volunteering with the Youth Power program at DRUM, a small base-building organization of immigrants resisting the xenophobic backlash and imperialist expansion of the “war on terror.”
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Key Lessons for Building Power during the Elections

October 28, 2020

With the last days of the elections upon us, leftists and progressives have been getting ourselves ready for the immediate task ahead: defeating white-supremacist authoritarianism while strengthening our own forces. Some of us are leading voter turnout efforts locally and in swing states, others are getting ready to keep our communities safe from intimidation at the ballot box, and some are continuing to do work outside of the electoral arena, whether in the form of community organizing, mutual aid, or campaigning.
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Intern with the Center for Political Education!

May 27, 2020

The Center for Political Education is excited to announce we are seeking interns  to help build our work. CPE is looking for interested activists, students, organizers, and community members to help us make our programming as impactful as possible, while make sure our infrastructure is as solid as can be.
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CPE response to the COVID-19 coronavirus

March 11, 2020

Dear Friends of CPE, As we hear more details about the spread of COVID-19 and learn more about the recommended precautions for preventing the virus’ spread, we have decided to temporarily suspend the Center’s in-person, public programming. We will continue to host our smaller study groups online and are continuing to plan for future classes and programs.
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Turning My World Upside Down

December 19, 2019


Since I began interning with the Center for Political Education 3 months ago, the world as I know it has turned upside-down. As someone with essentially zero movement experience who just recently began blooming into critical consciousness, I was timid about applying for an internship in the first place.
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