The Center for Global Policy Solutions (CGPS) mourns the loss of Cassandra Quin Butts, a policy expert, civil rights activist, and humanitarian.

“I first met Cassandra when she worked for former Majority Leader Congressman Dick Gephardt in the U.S. House of Representatives,” said CGPS  President Maya Rockeymoore.

“Cassandra’s ready smile, keen intelligence, kindness, and collegial spirit were a hallmark of her transcendent personality.”

Her passion to make a positive difference in the lives of marginalized populations led her to a stellar career in public service that included serving President Obama, her law school classmate, in the White House.

“The world lost a bright light of hope and inspiration with her passing but her quest for justice and inclusion lives on,” said Rockeymoore.


The Center for Global Policy Solutions is a 501(c)(3) think tank and action organization that labors in pursuit of a vibrant, diverse, and inclusive world in which everyone has the opportunity to thrive in safe and sustainable environments.