state arts action network
Matt WilsonSince 1983, Matt Wilson has organized campaigns on the community, state, national and international level for a cleaner environment, affordable and accessible health care, to fight corporate power, and to elect progressive government leaders.
He currently directs MASSCreative, the advocacy voice for the arts and cultural community in Massachusetts. He is creating a grassroots network of arts and cultural leaders and supporters to build the political strength of the sector.
Wilson directed Bob Massie’s campaign for the democratic nomination for the US Senate in Massachusetts to unseat Scott Brown. Massie withdrew shortly after Elizabeth Warren joined the race.
As the National Director of the field staff for MoveOn.org from 2005-2006, Wilson helped develop and implement the strategy behind MoveOn.org’s successful 2006 Call for Change program that helped the Democrats take back Congress. Call for Change recruited and trained more than 100,000 volunteers who made over seven million phone calls to targeted voters in 60 swing Congressional and Senate districts.
As the Director of Toxics Action Center from 1989 to 2005, Wilson built the organization from scratch to a New England-wide resource for hundreds of neighborhoods working to protect themselves from pollution threats.
Matt has worked on campaigns on health care privatization, corporate control of water issues, voter engagement issues, and local tax issues. In 2010 he was an advisor to two State Senate campaigns in Connecticut.
Matt graduated from Dartmouth College in 1983 and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2008. He serves on a variety of nonprofit boards and is active in town issues in his hometown of Reading, MA.