Hannah Sassaman

Executive Director

Hannah Sassaman (she/her) is a leader with over twenty years of experience organizing for community power and tech justice.  As the campaign director at Prometheus Radio Project, Hannah fought the powerful national broadcasters’ lobby, and led the community and legislative strategy that helped pass the Local Community Radio Act, a federal bill that allowed thousands of communities to build their own local radio stations.  

As the longtime policy director at Movement Alliance Project (MAP), Hannah spearheaded myriad groundbreaking campaigns, including the CAP Comcast campaign, which helped thousands of Philadelphians win affordable internet for themselves and their communities, and served as a model for community accountability campaigns on telecommunications companies nationwide.  At MAP, Hannah helped build and shape coalitions and networks working across issues of injustice, particularly around bail, policing, electoral accountability, and prosecution.

Hannah and her team have worked for years building local and national coalitions focused on resisting biased algorithmic decision-making in criminal legal systems. She is an experienced strategist at the intersection of local community organizing, and technology, race, and inequality.

Hannah was a Soros Justice Fellow focused on risk assessment algorithms in pretrial decision-making, and is a nationally recognized commentator and author on these issues.  She is a member of the board of directors of Fight for the Future and a member of Leftroots. She lives with her family in Philadelphia.