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Proposed Bylaw Changes
Candidate for At Large Board Member: Quiana Agbai
I have 8 years of corporate experience in the advertising industry both client and agency side, have run my own integrated marketing consultancy for 8 years and have been on the boards of Moms Demand Action, Wellesley Racial Justice Initiative and Wellesley College Alumnae of Boston. I can bring my expertise as a professional communicator as well as tactical experience with grassroots organizations. As a Black woman, especially as a descendant of enslaved Africans married to a 1st generation Nigerian-American, raising children all of these identities inform my quest for justice and equality especially issues of how my community is disproportionately impacted by gun violence, economic inequality and maternal justice issues. I’ve attended a few Mass NOW events in the past and feel aligned with the work wanting to bring my experience serving on other boards that also support similar missions.
Candidate for Young Feminist Board Member: Hannah Schwichtenberg
I am interested in the Young Feminist position with the Mass NOW board, because I have had incredible experiences with your community simply through partnering with you and would be honored to contribute to that community more directly. As a community leader dedicated to addressing disparities in education and public health, I would love to further my advocacy under MassNOW, as we share values of equity and choice. I have managed and promoted fundraising events for the 40+ members of my Promoting Body Neutrality group, which has refined my organizational skills. Through lobbying for progressive legislation under Massachusetts High School Democrats, drafting my own in Karen Spilka’s Youth Advisory Council, and giving testimony for the I AM Bill at the Joint Committee of Public Health I have learned how to analyze policy effectively. I have also trained other young feminists to view issues through an intersectional lens, by leading Generation Ratify-Natick, a coalition of intersectional feminists in the movement to ratify the ERA and advance gender justice. Through organizing the Back to School Rally to End Period Poverty I have gained experience in outreach and have connected with many like-minded individuals and organizations. Finally, as a Junior at Natick High School, I can provide a youth perspective to legislation, advocacy, and feminist endeavors. It would be am honor to apply my experience and youth perspective as the Young Feminist of MassNOW to further our shared values of period equity, choice, and intersectional feminism.