Founder & Chief Strategist
An opportunity, justice and equity advocate with experience in campaigns, government, policy advocacy 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 in 2013 and his J.D. from NYU School of Law in 2020. He is not yet admitted to the bar, and YBLOC is a voter empowerment and advocacy organization, not a law firm. Abdul has provided public commentary on democracy for BuzzFeed, NowThis, Univision, Roland Martin Unfiltered, the Chicago Tribune, and local television and radio.
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
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