• Jotaka Eaddy

    Senior Advisor to the President & Senior Director for Voting Rights at NAACP

    Jotaka Eaddy is the NAACP’s Senior Advisor to the President and Senior Director for Voting Rights, where she directs strategic initiatives and external affairs. A seasoned progressive policy advocate with more than 15 years experience, Eaddy has served in several leadership capacities and been at the forefront of some of the nation’s leading issue and electoral campaigns. She has traveled extensively, serving as a guest lecturer on human rights and progressive policy reform at various institutions and universities in 48 states and 28 countries. In 2004, she directed the national lobby and international advocacy campaign against the juvenile death penalty in the United States. Those efforts contributed to the 2005 landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Roper v. Simmons, which abolished the juvenile death penalty in the United States.

     

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