Cheryl Graeve serves as the National Organizer for the National Institute for Civil Discourse, working with communities and partner organizations to foster civil discourse capacity and help bridge political divides. She previously served as the Senior Director of Field Support for the League of Women Voters of the United States. In that role, Cheryl worked with national, state and local leadership on civic capacity building through the development of a nationwide training system and volunteer coaching structure to increase organizational outreach and effectiveness. She has also served as the Executive Director of AFL-CIO’s national youth group, where she developed the international anti-child labor campaign Toycott (a boycott of toys made in China) which was endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Joan Baez. Cheryl is the former Legislative Director for the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group and helped to pass a state “motor voter” law designed to increase voter registration among underrepresented populations. She also worked as a district Field Representative for Minnesota Congressman Gerry Sikorski.