"Voting is a way for us to participate in shaping the world we want to see for ourselves and future generations. When we vote, we get to voice our opinions and hold our elected officials accountable to be reflective of the many, not the few."
Winter (she/her) is a youth advocate, organizer, and student from California. She is a recent graduate of ENCORE High School for Performing Arts, was a National Student Leader for Women’s March Youth Empower (WMYE), and founded Black Is Lit, an organization devoted to creating space for marginalized youth. Winter more recently started a program, Power of Future Voters, aimed to inspire elementary students about civic engagement. Winter sees herself as a connector. She is committed to working with people, organizations and communities to ensure that people are taking charge of their immediate agency to create change.
Winter sees herself as a bridge builder. She doesn’t consider herself to be an expert on gun-violence, criminal justice reform, or any other major issue; however, she is committed to working with people, organizations, and communities to ensure that everyone, especially young people, are taking charge of their immediate agency to facilitate change. In fall 2019, Winter is launching her non-profit Just Active. Just Active is an organization with a mission to empower young people by placing them in positions of influence within organizations, companies, and their communities.