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==Business and Professional People for the Public Interest==
 
==Business and Professional People for the Public Interest==
 
In February, 2010, [[Anoa Changa]] (2009), JD West Virginia University College of Law, BA Ohio State University, was Staff Counsel, 2009 Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellow, on the Staff of the Chicago based [[Business and Professional People for the Public Interest]].<ref>[http://www.bpichicago.org/about_board.php BPI website: Board of Directors]</ref>
 
In February, 2010, [[Anoa Changa]] (2009), JD West Virginia University College of Law, BA Ohio State University, was Staff Counsel, 2009 Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellow, on the Staff of the Chicago based [[Business and Professional People for the Public Interest]].<ref>[http://www.bpichicago.org/about_board.php BPI website: Board of Directors]</ref>
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==Statement of endorsement for Elizabeth Warren ==
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[[Black Womxn]] for is an organizing collective of leaders, activists, artists, writers, and political strategists from across the country in the fight for black liberation. This statement reflects the views and intentions of the undersigned. 
  
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The last presidential election laid bare what many black women, gender non-conforming,  and non-binary, and queer folk know deeply; that this nation embraces white supremacy and its evils, even at the expense of itself. It’s no wonder that even among the most committed activists there is a strong skepticism, aversion and even avoidance of participating in political systems.
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Our endorsement comes not after lip service or political pandering, but from the hundreds of conversations with black women gnc/nb folks across the country, substantive discussions about policy and the power of grassroots organizing, and the opportunities and limitations of election politics. After gathering in fourteen cities across the united states and collecting hundreds of survey responses from self-identified progressive black women and gnc/nb folks, the overwhelming majority of excitement and support is for Sen. [[Elizabeth Warren]].
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We endorse Senator Warren with the full weight of accountability. Our endorsement is not a blanket approval of all of her acts, both past, present, and future but rather a firm and calculated understanding that should she fall short of her commitments to us and our communities she will be held to account.
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The support for Senator Warren’s candidacy within our community is matched by an awareness that accountability requires commitment in words and actions. To that end, Senator Warren has agreed to the following asks from the [[Black Womxn]] for community:
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Act with moral leadership: Sen. Warren has taken a stance against the white supremacy and misogyny that are woven into the fabric of this country. Policy change is not enough. Sen. Warren has committed to devoting money, staffing resources, and the bully pulpit towards rooting out the culture of white supremacy, exploitation-for-profit, and misogynoir in our schools, legislative language, federal hiring practices, medical institutions, arts and culture, and all areas of our society.
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Changing the face of the federal government: there are hundreds of positions in the federal government that the senator will have the opportunity to appoint. In 2018, 93% of people running our government were white and 80% were white men. Senator warren has committed to fundamentally changing the internal and external face of the federal government by appointing more black women, especially trans and immigrant women, black men, indigenous people, people of color and disabled people. She has agreed to apply a race and gender equity impact analysis when hiring for her transition team and administration.
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We are progressive black activists who are not beguiled by political theater. We are not ignorant to the violent legacy of politics. Each day, we thread a delicate needle of interacting with systems that have oppressed us while building collective power to shape the terrain so that our liberation is not but a dream, but an awakening.
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We write this letter, not with the belief that sen. [[Elizabeth Warren]] is a savior, but a stalwart who can be challenged when necessary, moved when appropriate, and held accountable to a base led by black community leaders. We endorse her with the complete recognition that, upon her victory, the work is not over, nor is it just the beginning.
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A warren victory ensures an environment in which black community leaders can better and more easily usher in those long-overdue societal transformations that move us closer to the liberation that we know is possible. If you agree, we invite you to sign this statement via the form link at the bottom of this page.
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We know our power. We understand the opportunity and the stakes in this election. We hope to encourage others, especially black women and gnc folks, to be engaged in this important political moment.
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[[Black Womxn]] for steering committee
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*[[Carmen Berkley]]
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*[[Jessica Byrd]]
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*[[Nicole Carty]]
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*[[Charlene Carruthers]]
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*[[Anoa Changa]]
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*[[Tracey Corder]]
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*[[Rukia Lumumba]]
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*[[Kayla Reed]]
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*[[Leslie Mac]] - digital organizer, [[Black Womxn]] for
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*[[Angela Peoples]] - director, [[Black Womxn]] for<ref>[https://www.blackwomxnfor.com/fullendorse]</ref>
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=="A letter from the movement to the movement'==
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In September 2019  '''{{PAGENAME}}''' was one of 100 black leaders, many affiliated with [[Liberation Road]] who signed [[A letter from the movement to the movement]] defending [[Maurice Moe Mitchell]] and [[Nelini Stamp]] of the [[Working Families Party]] for endorsing [[Elizabeth Warren]] instead of [[Bernie Sanders]] for the [[Democratic Party]] presidential nomination.
 
==Brand New Congress==
 
==Brand New Congress==
 
in 2016 [[Anoa Changa]] was a board member of [[Brand New Congress]].
 
in 2016 [[Anoa Changa]] was a board member of [[Brand New Congress]].
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With [[Michelle Verges Schreiner]],  [[Amanda Collier-Rittenhouse]] and [[Renitta Shannon]].
 
With [[Michelle Verges Schreiner]],  [[Amanda Collier-Rittenhouse]] and [[Renitta Shannon]].
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==DSA AfroSocialist  Caucus==
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In March 2019  '''{{PAGENAME}}''' was a member of the [[DSA AfroSocialist and Socialists of Color Caucus]].
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[[Category:DSA AfroSocialist and Socialists of Color Caucus]]
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[[Category:Democratic Socialists of America]]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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[[Category:Business and Professional People for the Public Interest]]
 
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Latest revision as of 21:14, 1 January 2020

Anoa Changa with Cory Booker (Facebook)



Anoa J. Changa is a member of the Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America. She works for the Stacey Abrams campaign in Georgia.

She is also part-time volunteer staff with Brand New Congress. She is also a contributor to the Benjamin Dixon Show, and hosts of the weekly progressive talk show The Way with Anoa.

She is an attorney in the Greater Atlanta Metropolitan area. She is the proud mother of two. Anoa holds a Master in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University as well as a Juris Doctorate from West Virginia University College of Law where she was a W.E.B Dubois fellowship recipient. Aside from her life as an attorney, Anoa is a growing presence in the world of independent progressive media. She is an editor at large for the Progressive Army Blog. [1]

Business and Professional People for the Public Interest

In February, 2010, Anoa Changa (2009), JD West Virginia University College of Law, BA Ohio State University, was Staff Counsel, 2009 Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellow, on the Staff of the Chicago based Business and Professional People for the Public Interest.[2]

Statement of endorsement for Elizabeth Warren

Black Womxn for is an organizing collective of leaders, activists, artists, writers, and political strategists from across the country in the fight for black liberation. This statement reflects the views and intentions of the undersigned.

The last presidential election laid bare what many black women, gender non-conforming, and non-binary, and queer folk know deeply; that this nation embraces white supremacy and its evils, even at the expense of itself. It’s no wonder that even among the most committed activists there is a strong skepticism, aversion and even avoidance of participating in political systems.

Our endorsement comes not after lip service or political pandering, but from the hundreds of conversations with black women gnc/nb folks across the country, substantive discussions about policy and the power of grassroots organizing, and the opportunities and limitations of election politics. After gathering in fourteen cities across the united states and collecting hundreds of survey responses from self-identified progressive black women and gnc/nb folks, the overwhelming majority of excitement and support is for Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

We endorse Senator Warren with the full weight of accountability. Our endorsement is not a blanket approval of all of her acts, both past, present, and future but rather a firm and calculated understanding that should she fall short of her commitments to us and our communities she will be held to account.

The support for Senator Warren’s candidacy within our community is matched by an awareness that accountability requires commitment in words and actions. To that end, Senator Warren has agreed to the following asks from the Black Womxn for community:

Act with moral leadership: Sen. Warren has taken a stance against the white supremacy and misogyny that are woven into the fabric of this country. Policy change is not enough. Sen. Warren has committed to devoting money, staffing resources, and the bully pulpit towards rooting out the culture of white supremacy, exploitation-for-profit, and misogynoir in our schools, legislative language, federal hiring practices, medical institutions, arts and culture, and all areas of our society.

Changing the face of the federal government: there are hundreds of positions in the federal government that the senator will have the opportunity to appoint. In 2018, 93% of people running our government were white and 80% were white men. Senator warren has committed to fundamentally changing the internal and external face of the federal government by appointing more black women, especially trans and immigrant women, black men, indigenous people, people of color and disabled people. She has agreed to apply a race and gender equity impact analysis when hiring for her transition team and administration.

We are progressive black activists who are not beguiled by political theater. We are not ignorant to the violent legacy of politics. Each day, we thread a delicate needle of interacting with systems that have oppressed us while building collective power to shape the terrain so that our liberation is not but a dream, but an awakening.

We write this letter, not with the belief that sen. Elizabeth Warren is a savior, but a stalwart who can be challenged when necessary, moved when appropriate, and held accountable to a base led by black community leaders. We endorse her with the complete recognition that, upon her victory, the work is not over, nor is it just the beginning.

A warren victory ensures an environment in which black community leaders can better and more easily usher in those long-overdue societal transformations that move us closer to the liberation that we know is possible. If you agree, we invite you to sign this statement via the form link at the bottom of this page.

We know our power. We understand the opportunity and the stakes in this election. We hope to encourage others, especially black women and gnc folks, to be engaged in this important political moment.

Black Womxn for steering committee

"A letter from the movement to the movement'

In September 2019 Anoa Changa was one of 100 black leaders, many affiliated with Liberation Road who signed A letter from the movement to the movement defending Maurice Moe Mitchell and Nelini Stamp of the Working Families Party for endorsing Elizabeth Warren instead of Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Party presidential nomination.

Brand New Congress

in 2016 Anoa Changa was a board member of Brand New Congress.

Afro-Socialists Black Power Bowl

The Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America Afro-Socialists' first event, the Black Power Bowl, drew this great crowd to a get-together at the Phillip Rush Center, Feb. 4. 2018. Attendees included South Fulton Councilman Khalid Kamau; MADSA officer Erin Parks; BLM and Rise Up activist Dawn O'Neal; attorney and Atlanta NAACP Vice-President Gerald Griggs; attorney and political commentator Anoa Changa; and representatives of several other organizations, educators, and small business owners. The group came together for a moment of fellowship and trivia fun. Councilman khalid explained on FB: "#SuperBowl quarterback with a multimillion-dollar #NFL contract, took a knee — not just for a game, but an entire season — and brought a national conversation about police brutality and the #BlackLivesMatter movement into the homes of Americans desperate to avoid it. And when the NFL, in retaliation, stripped him of his career, it sparked an #NFLBoycott that cost the league 2 MILLION viewers. Around the country, #NFLBlackOut parties & protests are creating networks of new activists."[4]

Electoral Working Group

In 2018 Anoa Changa was contact for the Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America Electoral Working Group.[5]

People's Congress of Resistance endorsers

Party for Socialism and Liberation - PSL, August 9, 2017;

Conveners, and Endorsers (organizations and individuals) of the People's Congress of Resistance as of August 9, 2017 included Anoa Changa, Deputy Director, MPACT.

Campaigning for Stacey Abrams

Anoa Changa October 27:

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With Michelle Verges Schreiner, Amanda Collier-Rittenhouse and Renitta Shannon.

DSA AfroSocialist Caucus

In March 2019 Anoa Changa was a member of the DSA AfroSocialist and Socialists of Color Caucus.

References