Since 2014, Dan has anchored Common Cause’s litigation work to challenge partisan and racially gerrymandered maps such as North Carolina and New York, and secure fair maps in states such as Minnesota and Michigan. He has also organized extensive cross-partisan amicus brief support for Supreme Court cases, including the Arizona-based case of Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission and the Wisconsin-based case Gill v. Whitford. As states from Oregon to Ohio have built grassroots support for redistricting reforms on the ballot, Dan has been instrumental in working with local advocates to shape inclusive and community-centered policies.
Dan has appeared widely on television and radio, including NBC News, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, and The Washington Post , and most recently his writing has appeared in the Albuquerque Journal, where he is leading Common Cause’s work to help the New Mexico Supreme Court determine whether that state’s congressional districts were drawn fairly.
Prior to joining Common Cause, worked on voting rights advocacy as a staff attorney at the Fair Elections Legal Network (now the Fair Elections Center). He has also had stints at Alliance for Justice, WineAmerica, political campaigns in California and New Hampshire, and the League of Conservation Voters.
Vicuña holds a law degree from American University and a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA.