Director of State Operations | Common Cause
Viki Harrison joined Common Cause in January 2012. She is currently Common Cause’s Director of State Operations, and previously served as the Executive Director in New Mexico. Viki provides direct support to states on campaigns, fundraising, policy and program development.
Under her leadership, CCNM passed resolutions against Citizens United, advanced voter registration, campaign finance reforms, and overhauled state ethics. She has built successful lobbying campaigns, election protection programs, local ballot measures and created coalitions for democracy in New Mexico.
Before joining Common Cause, she was the Executive Director of NM Repeal, where she led a successful campaign to abolish the death penalty in New Mexico. Earlier in her career, she was the Program Manager for Animal Protection of New Mexico, and part of the team that secured a ban on cockfighting in the state. Harrison graduated summa cum laude from the University of New Mexico with B.A. degrees in Women’s Studies and African American Studies.