Policy and Civic Engagement Intern
Ted Callon is Rock the Vote’s Policy and Civic Engagement Intern. He assists the civic engagement team in pinpointing opportunities at the local, state, and federal level to improve access to voting, push back against assaults on existing rights, and encourage young people to vote.
Ted is a recent graduate of Princeton University, where he received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Politics and a certificate in Applications of Computing. He is particularly interested in the use of data and experimentation to develop evidence-based policies in response to the issues of inequality that plague the United States.
Outside of Rock the Vote, Ted continues to be involved in efforts to end cash bail in Philadelphia and nationwide. In support of movements around the U.S., Ted co-founded the Philadelphia Bail Fund in May of 2017 to bring attention to the ways in which the cash bail system strips poor people of the presumption of innocence and causes great economic and psychological harm to them and their families. The Philly Bail Fund exists with the belief that paying bail for poor people is one of the strongest ways to protest the system and build evidence and political support for policy reform. If the Fund is successful, it will cease to exist in the near future.