Abdul Dosunmu

Founder & Chief Strategist

A civil rights lawyer and movement-builder with experience in political campaigns, government, and community engagement, Abdul Dosunmu is the Founder and Chief Strategist of the Young Black Lawyers’ Organizing Coalition (YBLOC), a network of young Black lawyers and law students who are working to protect and empower Black electoral voice. Formerly an appointee of President Barack Obama to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Abdul served as Special Assistant to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony R. Foxx and Advisor to the Department’s Chief of Staff, helping to advance Secretary Foxx’s work to promote safety, innovation, and equity in transportation. He also served as a Senior Associate at Precision Strategies, a prominent digital, data, communications and campaign management firm, where he developed strategic communications for progressive advocacy campaigns, foundations, and civic startups. Abdul received his B.A. from the University of Chicago, where he was awarded the Howell Murray Alumni Association Award, one of the College’s highest honors, and was inducted into the honorary Maroon Key Society. He received his J.D. from NYU School of Law, where he was a Furman Public Policy Scholar. Abdul has been featured in media outlets such as the CBS Evening News, BuzzFeed, NowThis, Univision, Gothamist, Roland Martin Unfiltered and the Chicago Tribune.

Paul-Winston Cange

National Organizing Director

Paul-Winston Cange serves as the National Organizing Director for YBLOC. He is tasked with recruiting
and organizing lawyers and law students around the country to support YBLOC’s campaigns. Prior to law
school he was an associate at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. He helped to lead
field campaigns on education and criminal justice policy. He was also tasked with managing relationships
with state and local partners around the country. He received his B.A. from Temple University in 2016.
He is currently a 3rd year law student at the New York University School of Law where he is also an
Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Fellow.

Rebecca M. Scaife

Director of Legal Strategy and Partnerships

Rebecca M. Scaife serves as the Director of Legal Strategy and Partnerships for YBLOC. She is tasked with coordinating YBLOC’s national litigation efforts and strategy in order to effectuate change and protect civil rights. She has a background in civil rights advocacy, policy writing, and community engagement. Prior to attending law school, she taught second and third grade with Teach for America in Washington, DC and then worked as the Manager of Inclusive Programming and Policy for the District of Columbia Public Schools. Rebecca has externed for the Urban Institute and for a judge in the Southern District of New York. Rebecca has also guest lectured at Harvard University on topics such as the school to prison pipeline for students with disabilities. Rebecca received her BA from Harvard University, her M. Ed. from George Mason University, and her JD from New York University School of Law.

YBLOC is proud to partner with the following Black Law Students Association Chapters and Civil Rights Organizations:

Penn Law, UNC Law, Michigan Law, Texas Law, Duke Law, Campbell Law, NYU Law, Brooklyn Law, Elon Law, Columbia Law, Harvard Law, Georgetown Law, Yale Law, USC Law, UCLA Law, Stanford Law, and Northwestern Law

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), National Conference of Black Lawyers (NCBL), Texas Election Protection, Texas Civil Rights Project, Power the Polls, Critical Narratives in Civil Rights at NYU Law, SC Progressive Network, ACLU of Southern California, Root & Rebound, Be the Change Venture