Amber Goodwin is the Founding Director of the Community Justice Reform Coalition (CJRC). CJRC is a national coalition working on policy reform and building resources for communities of color working at the nexus of gun violence prevention and criminal justice reform. She has spent the last 15 years working for advocacy, grassroots, and electoral campaigns. Prior to founding CJRC, she was the National Advocacy Director for [Americans for Responsible Solutions] (ARS), the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. She also helped found the Women's Coalition for Common Sense, a multi-sector group of national women leaders who joined forces to reduce gun violence, and founded the National Gun Violence Prevention Race, Equity and Inclusion Task Force. Amber has been featured in multiple news outlets, including Forbes Magazine, The Trace, and was recently named to the 2016 Women's "Power50" list for Walkers Legacy, and is a Next Gen Fellow with the University of Texas Strauss School for International Security and Law. She has been awarded the Google PDF Fellowship award, and traveled as a delegate to both Taiwan and Vietnam on behalf of the United States for bi-cultural exchanges.
Amber Goodwin has spent the last 18 years working for advocacy, grassroots, and electoral campaigns. Since 2016, Amber has also served as the Founder and Executive Director of the Community Justice Action Fund (CJAF) . She started her career working on legislative affairs for Congressman Robert Menendez and Congressman Donald Payne. Amber has held political positions and appointments at the Wendy Davis for Governor Campaign, SEIU Justice for Janitors Campaign, Obama for America, the Texas State Legislature, Grassroots Solutions consulting firm, and Mobilize.org. Named to the 2018 Essence Magazine “Woke 100”, 2017 Root 100 List of the most influential African Americans, the 2016 Women’s “Power50” list for Walkers Legacy, she is a Next Gen Fellow with the University of Texas Strauss School for International Security and Law. Amber has been profiled in Forbes, Cosmopolitan Magazine, The Grio, Newsweek, and various other news outlets.
She is Senior Advisor, Talent for the Movement Voter Project.
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Ginny Goldman December 16, 2018 ·