Atima Omara-Alwala

Young Democrats of America

Atima Omara-Alwala is a political strategist and activist of 10 years. She has served as staff on 8 political campaigns and other progressive causes with a particular focus on women’s political empowerment & leadership, reproductive justice, health care, and communities of color. Her writings on the topics have also been featured at Women’s Enews, Ms. Magazine, Rewire, and Fem2pt0.

Atima is the proud first generation daughter of African immigrants and a University of Virginia graduate who also received a Masters Degree in Public Administration from George Mason University. She is a 2010 graduate of the Virginia based Sorensen Institute’s Political Leaders Program. Atima has also served as a state officer of the Virginia Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and Co-Chair of National NOW’s Young Feminist Task Force. Currently, she is National Vice President of the Young Democrats of America and Advisory Council Director for the Women’s Information Network (WIN), a pro-choice, Democratic women’s professional, political, and social organization in DC. She also serves on the boards of the DC Abortion Fund and Planned Parenthood of Metro Washington Action Fund and volunteers for a local domestic violence shelter.


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