Christina Tobin is an activist and leader in the election reform and voters’ rights movements. She is the founder and chair of the Free & Equal Elections Foundation, and president and chief executive officer of Free & Equal, Inc.
Tobin’s non-profit the Free & Equal Elections Foundation leads national, state and local efforts to open the electoral process in the United States by hosting open all-inclusive gubernatorial, Presidential and senatorial debates; organizing Electoral Reform Symposiums; producing United We Stand tours uniting the younger generations with musicians, artists, and thought leaders to promote political and cultural change; supporting individuals running for office; and creating a blockchain election assistant app to promote transparency and empower voters with information about all their candidate choices.
Tobin started her career as a non-partisan ballot access coordinator under her ballot access and petitioning company Free & Equal, Inc. An expert in defending signatures and coordinating petition drives, Tobin helped gather and defend millions of signatures for the Green Party, Constitution Party, Republican Party, Democratic Party, Libertarian Party, Socialist Equality Party and independents. In 2008, Tobin served as Ralph Nader’s national ballot access coordinator. She helped coordinate more than 500,000 signatures to put Ralph Nader on the District of Columbia ballot and 45 state presidential ballots, more than any other third party or independent candidate.
Throughout her life, Tobin has brought people of different backgrounds together, as her life’s mission is to spread unity, peace, and opportunity by reforming the electoral process. She earned her B.A. from Saint Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota where she served as varsity tennis captain and volunteered for Habitat for Humanity.