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As a Program Associate with NMPIRG, Alex is responsible for planning campaigns and developing strategies to win real results for New Mexican consumers, the public health and good government. By incorporating research and advocacy, as well as demonstrating public support through media events, citizen outreach and working with other local, state and national organizations, Corkett stands up for the public interest. Alex also works to make the case to decision-makers in one-on-one meetings, and building the NMPIRG program through fundraising.
Before starting as the NMPIRG Program Associate, Alex worked as an Assistant Citizen Outreach Director with the Fund for the Public Interest. In this role he was responsible for recruiting and managing a grassroots campaign staff of up to thirty people who worked to educate the public, build membership, raise money and build citizen support to win campaigns for several non-profit organizations in the state. During this time, Alex was an integral part of helping win a campaign to get safer foods served in school lunches throughout the country. Since his time on staff, Alex has been running NMPIRG’s campaigns to stop taxpayer dollars from subsidizing unhealthy food, close corporate tax loopholes, and protect funding for the New Mexico Rail Runner.
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