Richard Brookshire

He/They | Deputy Director of Communications, Politics

Richard Brookshire is the Deputy Director of Communications, Politics helping to shape HRC's federal advocacy, electoral, judicial and state legislative communications strategies.

Prior to joining HRC, Richard co-founded and led the Black Veterans Project, the nation's foremost racial-justice oriented veterans organization advancing research, dynamic storytelling, advocacy and litigation to address systemic racial inequities across the military and veteran landscape. His work has been highlighted by the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, BBC, CBS News, CNN, theGrio, theRoot, amongst others.

As a storyteller, Richard leverages a background in political communications, integrated digital marketing, and documentary filmmaking to deliver dynamic social-impact and electoral GOTV campaigns.

Richard received an M.P.A. in urban policy with a specialization in media and advocacy from Columbia University SIPA, a B.A. in political science, magna cum laude from Fordham University and is a former infantry Combat Medic and U.S. Army veteran of the War in Afghanistan.

He lives in Washington D.C. with his miniature golden doodle, Beau.