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Ramon Contreras

Ramon Contreras

Senior Associate

Ramon Contreras is a Senior Associate in Mercury’s New York City Office, where he specializes in grassroots coalition building, government relations, political consulting, and public affairs.

Co-Founder and former Executive Director of a statewide gun violence prevention organization in New York

Senior Advisor to a top national democratic PAC, The Next 50

Served as an Advisor to the Democratic National Committee, Organizing Corp 2020

Served as a Fellow at the NYS Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, Asian Legislative Caucus

Served on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2018 re-election campaign

Recipient of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators 2018 Regis F. Groff Award

Nationally recognized gun violence prevention advocate and civic leader in the United States

Recognized by People’s Magazine as a Latinx Star and Changemaker to Watch

Recognized by the National Center for Civil and Human Rights as a significant figure in Latinx Cultural Progress

Manhattan Young Democrats 2018 Next Leader of the Year Award

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Ramon Contreras is a prominent American activist and political organizer who has dedicated his life to advocating for gun violence prevention and social justice.

At Mercury, Ramon has developed and implemented successful public affairs strategies for various clients, including multi-million dollar economic development projects, national non-profit organizations, and political campaigns.

Ramon has helped secure big wins for Mercury clients, including playing a pivotal role in electing Assembly Member Eddie Gibbs, the first formerly incarcerated person elected to the NYS Legislature.

Prior to joining Mercury, Ramon served concurrently as a Political Advisor for The Next 50, a PAC working to elect young Democrats in swing districts, and as Deputy Political Director for the Manhattan Democratic Party, where he acted as an outreach coordinator.

In 2018, Ramon and Caroline King co-founded Youth Over Guns – an organization aimed at combating gun violence in Black and Latino communities and educating children on the danger of guns, an issue that remains critically important to New York. That same year, he joined March for Our Lives as a National Field Strategist, traveling to over 60 cities across the United States, mobilizing young voters to the polls for the 2018 midterm elections.

In addition to his activism, Ramon is also a sought-after speaker and has delivered keynote addresses at conferences and events nationwide on gun violence and issues impacting the Latino Community.