Los Angeles, CA

Anthony Perez is a principal in Raben's Strategic Communications practice, providing strategic communications and public affairs support to clients in California, Texas, and nationally. After a decade of working with clients across the advocacy, philanthropy, and government sectors, his issue expertise runs the gamut from education, criminal justice, tech policy, LGBTQ issues, Latino civil rights, and more.

In particular, Anthony has leveraged his expertise in media relations, public affairs, and out-of-the-box thinking to help clients influence policies and reshape media narratives. He worked with Californians for Safety and Justice on the historic passage and implementation of Proposition 47, helping to build a broad coalition to support the ballot initiative and engage in its implementation. Anthony also worked with the California Student Aid Commission to raise awareness about the unique barriers undocumented students face in accessing financial aid, leading to a revamp of the California Dream Act Application. Through his work with The Campaign for College Opportunity, the governor and state of California have made significant investments and reforms to its higher education systems to ensure they continue to serve Latino, Black, Indigenous, and AAPI students.

Anthony has helped organizations like Latinos for Education, Alliance for Safety and Justice, and AI Now to establish their brand and presence at the national level through media coverage, partnerships with influencers and content creators, and social media campaigns. Anthony has helped clients gain media coverage and place opinion editorials in the Associated Press, Axios, Boston Globe, CNN, The Guardian, Los Angeles Times, NBC News, New York Times, Politico, The Washington Post, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal, as well as dozens of state, regional, and ethnic media outlets. He has also helped clients land on the major stage of key conferences and events.

A few of Anthony’s other clients include The Latino Community Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the California Community Foundation.

Before joining Raben, Anthony worked as a data analyst for The Program for Environmental and Regional Equity at USC and also worked at The California Endowment, developing grantmaking strategies for youth development and violence prevention in California.

Anthony is a board member of The Children's Partnership, a children’s advocacy organization pushing policies that prioritize the health and wellbeing of all kids. As a first-gen Latino and proud son of immigrant parents, Anthony is committed to protecting the ideals of opportunity, freedom, and democracy. He holds a master’s in Public Policy from the University of Southern California and received his bachelor's degree at the University of California, Berkeley.