President and Executive Director, Center for American Progress Action Fund


Advocacy and Outreach Executive



Navin Nayak

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Navin Nayak serves as president and executive director at the Center for American Progress Action Fund. He oversees day-to-day management of the Action Fund and helps create new programs and projects that will help the organization fulfill its mission.

Nayak has more than 15 years of experience in advocacy and elections with several organizations. Most recently, Nayak served as the director of opinion research for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, where he oversaw all the campaign’s message research. Prior to that, he worked for eight years at the League of Conservation Voters, where among several roles, he served as senior vice president for campaigns, overseeing all the organization’s electoral work. He also served as the deputy director for the Clean Energy Works campaign, a national multimillion-dollar effort to pass comprehensive climate legislation in 2009–2010.

In addition to his advocacy experience, Nayak worked as a donor adviser at Corridor Partners, where he provided strategic guidance to donors on their advocacy and electoral investments.

Nayak has appeared on numerous television programs and in numerous publications, including CNN’s “Crossfire” and MSNBC’s “Hardball.” In 2013, he was named one of Politico’s “50 Politicos to Watch.” He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and two children.


Memo: President Trump Has Put ACA Repeal and Preexisting Conditions on the Ballot Article

Memo: President Trump Has Put ACA Repeal and Preexisting Conditions on the Ballot

With the Supreme Court agreeing to take up the lawsuit pushed by President Trump and Republican state attorneys general, which targets the ACA’s provisions on preexisting conditions directly and seeks to overturn the entire law, Trump has put ACA repeal front and center going into November.

Navin Nayak, Jesse Lee

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