We Help Elect Voting Rights Leaders!

VRF has separate federal and state PACs, pooling our resources and donors to support candidates who are active leaders in protecting voting rights for all U.S. citizens. The federal PAC supports candidates for U.S. President, Senate, and House. Starting with the 2020 cycle, VRF established a PAC in Arizona, a former "pre-clearance" state due to a history of Voting Rights Act violations. VRF Arizona targets support for candidates for offices charged with funding and administering elections: Secretary of State, State Legislature, and County Supervisors.

The VRF Leadership Team

Mark Robert Gordon (Founder and Chair) has spent nearly 30 years as an election protection watchdog, civil rights activist, and federal voting rights attorney through his Washington, DC law office; he has designed, run, and participated in election protection programs nationwide. He is an elected National Committeeman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Arizona Democratic Party State Committee Member, and Precinct Committeeman; he has over three decades of campaign experience and previously served as the Maricopa County Democratic Party's election integrity director and co-chair of the Arizona Democratic Law Professionals Association. A three-decade union member, he has enjoyed a long career as a stage and screen actor, writer, director, producer, and Off-Broadway artistic director; he is also an entertainment and arts attorney. An Arizona native and graduate of Phoenix public schools, he holds degrees from Princeton University (Public & International Affairs, Afro-American Studies), Columbia Law School, and Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Kris Beecher (Treasurer) is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation and a graduate of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He is a member of the Navajo Nation Bar Association and served a 3-year term as Chairman of the Board of the largest public housing authority in Indian Country, one of the largest in the United States. He is an attorney at the law firm Dickinson Wright where his practice areas include business and commercial litigation and Indian law. He currently serves as an Advisory Board member for ASU's School of Politics and Global Studies. Originally from Tuba City, AZ and a graduate of Tuba City High School, Kris volunteers his time speaking to Native American youth via the Pipeline to Law Initiative, encouraging the next generation of Tribal lawyers, judges, and leaders. Kris has been a part of Native Vote in Arizona for the last 6 years, and in the 2020 election cycle served as Regional Voter Protection Director for the Arizona Democratic Party, working exclusively in the Navajo Nation.