NEW YORK –Teach Advocacy Network, a nonpartisan organization advocating for equitable funding in nonpublic schools, has named Daniel Mitzner as its new director of state political affairs. In this newly created role, Mitzner will manage policy, community engagement and mobilization in New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, California and Maryland. He will oversee five regional offices where he and his team will initiate and monitor key legislation and advocacy to further the Network’s mission.
Most recently, Mitzner served as director of the Brooklyn, Queens & Staten Island region for The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). In that role, he recruited and trained lay leaders on how to build relationships with their elected officials, conducted educational and policy briefings with community members and directed legislative mobilizations.
Mitzner received his law degree from Saint John’s University and his bachelor’s degree from the University at Buffalo where he majored in political science.
A native New Yorker, he currently resides in Brooklyn.
Mitzner will report to Teach Advocacy Network’s Executive Director Maury Litwack.
“Daniel is a tremendous community organizer with an unapparelled passion for the work we do to bring our fair share of funding to non-public schools. He brings a specific skill set to our team that will enable more involvement from schools, parents and students,” said Litwack.
“The Teach Advocacy Network is highly recognized by legislators throughout the nation. Maury and his team have built a very effective organization. I am thrilled to be a part of this team and help fan the flames of involvement by members of our community for this paramount cause – our children,” said Mitzner.
Teach Advocacy Network was founded in 2013 advocate for equitable government funding in nonpublic schools. With a vast network of community leaders, parents and lawmakers across the country, Teach Advocacy is working to keep the costs down of sending children to nonpublic schools. The network has secured $500 million in government aid for nonpublic schools since 2011. Currently, 450 day-schools and yeshivas receive government funding through Teach Advocacy efforts. For more information, visit www.teachadvocacy.org.