Pete Davis

Pete Davis
Pete Davis is a civic reformer hailing from Falls Church, Virginia. He is the co-founder of CommonPlace, a web platform for local community engagement, as well as a former labor and poverty advisor with Ralph Nader's Center for Study of Responsive Law. He is currently the co-director of, an initiative working to make prison reform the Millennial generation's issue in the 2016 elections. You can email Pete at

Recent Essays

The Soul of Facebook Venting: Empowered Alternatives to Ranting Online

In the old days, when you saw something in your morning newspaper that bothered you, you could vent your ballooning anger with a minute...

Beyond Josh Lyman Politics: How the West Wing Miseducated My Political Generation

A few years ago, Josh Lyman spoke at Harvard to a packed room of starstruck student politicos. It wasn’t the real Josh Lyman, of...