Public Leadership Institute



Washington, DC

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Founder and President:

Gloria Totten

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The Public Leadership Institute is a left-progressive 501(c)(3) organization which trains people to advocate for left-progressive policy positions.1

Democracy Alliance

Democracy Alliance is a collective of wealthy left-progressive donors that meet at semi-annual conferences for the purpose of providing a list of recommended recipients to major donors. Public Leadership Institute is on Democracy Alliance’s list; it is described as a group that improves the lives of Americans economically and socially. 2


  1. Public Leadership Institute. “About.” Accessed July 27, 2022.
  2. “Organizations Archive.” Democracy Alliance. Accessed January 25, 2021.

Directors, Employees & Supporters

  1. Gloria Totten
    President / Founder
  2. Bernie Horn
    Senior Director of Policy and Communications
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Public Leadership Institute

Washington, DC