Jordan Estevao is a Senior Strategist for PeoplesAction. Jordan has been an organizer for more than fifteen years, organizing campaigns to advance racial justice, community economic development, affordable housing, community benefit agreements, and immigrant rights in the United States and England.
Jordan led all National People's Action's financial reform work following the financial crisis, leading a staff team and affiliates across the country that organized upwards of 100,000 people to take action in the streets over an eighteen-month stretch. This included leading the organizing for 2009’s "Showdown in Chicago" that included three days of direct action targeting the American Bankers Association; the 2010 "Showdown on K Street" where 3,000 marched against bank lobbyist efforts to weaken the financial reform bill; and the "Showdown in Ohio" where JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon was forced to apologize for Chase Bank's poor foreclosure record. Jordan also led NPA’s campaign to put pressure on Attorneys General across the country, which resulted in a $26 billion Mortgage Fraud Settlement that issued principal reduction payments to homeowners and states as a penalty to some of the nation’s largest banks – that were found guilty of abusing their customers through misrepresentation of terms and selling shoddy mortgages.
Jordan has spent the last two years developing and overseeing NPA’s and Peoples Action’s Climate Justice Program, which has rapidly grown to be one of the largest programs of its kind. Jordan speaks English, Spanish, Dutch, and Portuguese. He lives in DC and plays bass in a local Hip-Hop band.