This week’s featured guest LaToia Jones is an organizer, community leader, activist, and former candidate for Democratic National Committee (DNC) Vice Chair. Usually working behind the scenes to create change within democratic politics and the labor movement, Jones shares her story of why she decided to transition from strategist to candidate and how she’s fighting to change the face of power within the Democratic Party.
Georgia-raised and Chicago-born, LaToia A. Jones is a Democrat, organizer, community leader, activist and strategist. Her purpose and drive have always been to be the most effective public servant possible. In most cases, this meant behind-the-scenes roles and learning from impactful servant leaders. From the start, she believed politics to be a platform to provide a voice to the voiceless and light to issues overlooked. LaToia has worked both inside and outside of the Democratic Party in multiple capacities including as a former DNC member and staffer, she earned the institutional knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of the Party and the important (and often underutilized) role that DNC members and State Parties play. LaToia is currently the Assistant Director for the Human Rights and Community Relations Department at the American Federation of Teachers where she coordinates, trains and connects members on community, political, and civic engagement. She recently held previous roles directing special projects for both the CEO of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PA and for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.
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