Juanita O. Lewis
Juanita O. Lewis began her work as a community organizer with the Minnesota chapter of ACORN. Since 2004, she has worked on 10 campaigns in various roles, ranging from field organizer, campaign manager to fundraiser. Lewis was highly involved in the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party, serving as Saint Paul Senate District 66 chair, and secretary of the African American Caucus. She served as a founding board member for a civic engagement group called Urban Embassy which focused on electoral and civic engagement of the African-American community. Juanita also served as the Political Action Chair for the MN Women’s Political Caucus. She currently is the Yonkers organizer, for Community Voices Heard. Community Voices Heard is a 15-year-old statewide community organizing group.
In her spare time she is the Secretary for the Krio Descendants Union NorthEast, District leader for City of Yonkers Democratic Party and currently is a fundraising trainer for the White House Project. Lewis was born and raised in Saint Paul, MN. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a B.A. in History and Political Science, and recently graduated with her Master's of Advocacy and Political Leadership from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.