“Daniel is a one-man artist, change maker, and supporter of all people. He's the one man I know who can see a vision, who he needs to make it happen, and make sure that everything he saw in the original vision actually happens.” - Jessica L. Pierce, National Chair BYP100
Artist, activist, and social impact entrepreneur, Daniel Dart came to prominence in the mid 2000’s as the founder & singer of world-renowned punk rock band Time Again. It wasn’t until 2011 after being sentenced to 6 years in prison, then filing, and winning an appeal, would he become an activist. Upon his release in 2014 he entered the world of social justice and political organizing - his personal experience giving him a unique perspective of not only the justice system, but racial, and social politics as well. The following year, in 2015, he founded DEC Artists, his own creative management and social impact firm. Since its inception, Daniel has created, run, and consulted on numerous issues and campaigns around the country, bringing his voice, and the voices of many celebrities and social influencers to important progressive causes.
Current Senior Strategic Consultant for CASA de Maryland, a national immigrant rights organization of 80,000+ members.
Current Strategic Communications Consultant for Californians for Safety and Justice, a project of the Tides Center, working to replace prison and justice system waste to create safer neighborhoods and save public dollars.
Created and launched the national immigrant rights campaign #ThisIsMyHome in coordination with CASA. The campaign included Carlos Santana, Salvador Santana, Edward James Olmos and human rights legend Dolores Huerta. The campaign reached over 35 million people and was featured in numerous national newspapers and national news television shows. (2016)
Featured speaker at the AFL-CIO Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference in Washington, D.C. (2016)
Coordinated and launched PSA for Prop 57 for Californians for Governor Brown and the California Democratic Party, leading to successful passing of proposition 57. (2016)
Created and produced May Day Action, a national day of engagement with DNC Chairman Tom Perez in partnership with CASA, UFCW400, and SEIU 32BJ. (2017)
Produced and wrote the #ADayWithoutImmigrants video series and lead outreach for Movimiento Cosecha (2017)
Created and produced the Teach Empathy / Youth Uplift engagements with Bezos Family Foundation for their Students Rebuild program in partnership with Save The Children. (2017)
Created and produced the Do More 104 campaign for Wounded Warrior Project in partnership with Mark Duplass and Duplass Brothers Productions. (2017)
(In Production) - #iamjustice - A campaign created by Daniel Dart for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). (2017)
(In Production) - 30 Days of LatinX - A campaign that will run daily during Hispanic Heritage Heritage Month highlighting achievements with the LatinX community. In partnership with We are Mitú, AFL-CIO, CASA and LA FED.