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Director/Lead Organizer

Sean Manion

Sean's Story

  • Sean Manion (pronouns: he/him/his), BIO’s Director/Lead Organizer comes to Berkshire County after organizing for over 2 years in Brockton, MA with Brockton Interfaith Community.

  • Before that, Sean worked in electoral organizing at the local, state, and presidential level, from knocking doors for city commission candidates, to leading a regional campaign based out of the Midwest that spoke with thousands of voters (including many first-time voters) across Iowa, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Kansas for the 2020 presidential primary.

  • Sean came to the interfaith organizing world in 2021 after "deep canvassing" for the 2020 General Election in New Hampshire, feeling a desire to develop longer-term campaigns rooted in relationship with community.

  • Landing in Brockton, he led nonpartisan voter engagement efforts that culminated in his regional leadership in 2022's successful Question 1 and Question 4 campaigns, and led major grant projects focused on cooperative economic development.

  • Sean's approach to organizing is inspired by his own experiences of economic and housing insecurity, as well as his training in intercultural teamwork and nonviolent communication.

  • He also brings an academic background in political science and sustainable development, which he often leans upon when conducting campaign research or power analysis. 

  • When he's not organizing, he's interested in hiking and all that the natural beauty of the Berkshires offers.

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