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Te’Ausha, is the Civic Engagement Organizer at Californians For Justice, located in Fresno. Te’Ausha leads CFJ’s voter engagement campaigns and supports strategic leadership for the civic engagement department. She became involved with CFJ as a sophomore in high school through a club on campus and the atmosphere is what kept her engaged. Te’Ausha finally felt…

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Karn is the Policy and Alliance Director and works to advance CFJ’s vision for justice by building power through policies and people. Born and raised in Chicago, Karn has been able to work with multi-racial grassroots organizations in Chicago, the Bay area, and Portland. In Chicago, he organized Asian American youth around immigration reform and…

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Geordee Mae oversees the Oakland region organizing while also balancing various organizational duties, including the leadership development of CFJ students and staff and training school districts across the state. Geordee Mae has played a critical role in the implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula in Oakland and spearheaded the first LCAP Student Advisory Committee…

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Angeles Rojas, Lead Organizer, plays a key role in overseeing the campaigns and leadership development work in San Jose. Angeles work includes training local organizers and student leaders in base building and campaigns to advance educational justice in the East Side Union High School District. She has been part of the CFJ family for over…

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Rosa oversees the CFJ San Jose region organizing team, leads the organization’s base building and leadership development across the four regions, and contributes to the statewide strategy. Her commitment to Social and Racial Justice is rooted on her experience as an english learner, first generation immigrant, and being a CFJ leader when she was a…

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As Executive Director of Californians for Justice, Taryn leads the organization to actualize its mission of racial justice by building the power of youth, communities of color, immigrants, low-income and LGBQ, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming communities. She provides leadership in program strategy, alliance building and policy, and organizational and fund development. She started as a…

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Najla helps build the capacity of school district and CFJ staff to increase parent and student participation in decision-making to advance justice for youth of color. Before CFJ Najla worked as an organizer in housing justice where she supported community leaders in winning millions of dollars for affordable housing and tenant protections in the East…

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As a Strategy Director, grounded in her southern roots of Greenville Alabama and Eastern Samar, Saa’un is the oldest of six, from a serious, but comical, working class Black and Filipino immigrant family. As a former English Language Learner student from Long Beach Unified School District and 1st generation college graduate, Saa’un is committed to…

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Albert leads CFJ’s statewide Civic Engagement campaigns and supports the Sacramento team with our grassroots coalitions. He first stepped into organizing as a CFJ Youth in East Side San Jose in 2008 during the Great Recession and saw how public schools and youth of color were devalued. He brings a Queer Latinx lens to his…

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