Lisa D. T. Rice, S.M., is a political philanthropist and leader in the national grassroots democracy reform movement. A collaborative thinker, Lisa is one of a cohort of thirty BIPOC-majority Democracy Fellows convened by the Bridge Alliance in 2022 to envision the future of our nation. She serves on the board of directors of Unite America, which invests in nonpartisan election reform to foster a more representative and functional government. Lisa is the Vice Chair of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship board of directors.
A DC State Leader of Veterans for All Voters, Lisa is also a member of the Open Primaries leadership table. She is a sought-after keynote speaker and panelist, and has moderated several political panels, debates, and forums on national and local platforms.
A native Washingtonian, Lisa is a passionate political innovator and champion of electoral reform. She is the volunteer Proposer of a ballot referendum which, if successful, would open DC’s closed primaries to independent voters and introduce ranked choice voting to the nation’s capital. The Make All Votes Count DC campaign is targeting the 2024 general election for bringing the referendum, Initiative 83, to the ballot.