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Bilal Baydoun

Bilal Baydoun was an editor for The Lab. He is a policy advisor and writer based in Michigan. Previously, he served as a lead policy and communications advisor in the Michigan Department of Attorney General, supporting the executive offices of the Solicitor General and Attorney General. Prior to that, he was a government innovation fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab, where he provided performance improvement support to Illinois’s juvenile justice agency. Bilal also worked on foreign affairs at the Clinton Foundation, briefing former President Clinton on political and economic developments while supporting the Foundation’s global initiatives. Bilal is a first-gen college graduate, holding a master of public policy from the University of Michigan Ford School, where he was the inaugural Gerald R. Ford Presidential Fellow, and a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Michigan.

Voters Continue to Support Protection for Unhoused People

Executive Summary Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, unhoused people, uniquely vulnerable to the spread of disease, have borne the brunt of government inaction. Yet in some places where the government has taken action it came in the form of crackdowns and new ordinances that criminalize the status of living without a home—actions that contradict CDC […]