James Rucker

Activist, Entrepreneur, Co-founder of and Citizen Engagement Lab

James Rucker is Chairman and Co-founder of and Citizen Engagement Laboratory (CEL). Founded in the wake of Katrina, is the leading online citizen lobby for African-Americans and their allies. CEL was founded three years later to serve as an incubator and accelerator for online organizing efforts and has helped create or support efforts like,, and Prior to co-founding and CEL, James was director of grassroots mobilization at