Anita Johnson

Position title: Outreach and Education Manager at Souls to the Polls MKE

Anita in front of an orange wall, wearing a grey shirt

Presently Anita Johnson is the Outreach and Education Manager for Souls To The Polls MKE, she also spearheaded election protection and the election administration program at Citizen Action. Previously, she worked for VoteRiders as Wisconsin ID State Coalition Coordinator, People For American Way as Wisconsin Election Protection State Coordinator, recruiting and training volunteers to work the polls on election day as well as educating the public about voter rights. Anita has served on the Wisconsin Election Administration Council for the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, the state agency that manages elections. She also worked for many years for AFSCME District Council 48 and is a member of The Coalition of Black Trade Unionist CBTU. Anita has served on the boards of the Labor Historical Society and the Wisconsin State Retirees, BLOC, Citizen Action of Wisconsin and the African American Round Table. She has received a number of awards; she is very proud to be a recipient of the Robert H. Friebert Social Justice Award. Having attended Milwaukee Area Technical College, Anita is also a graduate of Future Milwaukee, Center For Progressive Leadership and the Midwest Academy Organizing program, as well as a graduate of Milwaukee Business Training Institute.

Presentation Title: The Struggle Continues

Presentation Description: STTP Mission Statement, Our Work with Our Partners, Explanation of Photo Id and how it affects us