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Acting National Executive Director

Janaye Ingram is the Acting National Executive Director of National Action Network (NAN) and oversees NAN’s action agenda and legislative advocacy work under Founder and President, Rev. Al Sharpton. In this role, she focuses on various issues including education, criminal justice, housing, technology, economic development and healthcare among others. Janaye has been with the organization for two years, previously serving as the Washington, DC Bureau Chief, during which she led the organization’s efforts around the 2012 Voter Engagement Tour, coalition work on issues like Stand Your Ground, planning of the 2012 and 2013 conventions and most recently planning the “National Action to Realize the Dream Rally and March” in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.

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Bully Culture by Janaye Ingram

October 24, 2014

Everyone despises a bully. But more and more, a culture of bullying is becoming the norm with no one and nothing being off limits. In a society where people share and overshare details about their personal lives, there is a sense that nothing is out of bounds. Paparazzi will crash the most sacred moments in…

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The Problem with Race in America by Janaye Ingram

October 17, 2014

The first step in overcoming a problem is admitting a problem.  America has a race problem that continues to be swept under the rug.  If we ever want to fix the problem, we have to start by admitting there is one.  According to Merriam-Webster, the first known use of the term “racism” was in 1933,…

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Why We March by Janaye Ingram

August 8, 2014

Marching is a tactic, not a solution and somehow that message is being missed by many.  With this latest incident of police brutality in the death of Eric Garner, there is still a reason to march.  This time last year, I was planning one of the biggest and most monumental marches since the March on…

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The Truth About the “F” Word

July 31, 2014

Janaye Ingram August 1, 2014 To a new generation of women, feminism has become a dirty word. But the true goals of feminism have not yet been achieved. The fact that women are able to have the conversation about choice is one of the benefits of the movement. “What is feminism to you and are…

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A Seat At the Table by Janaye Ingram

July 17, 2014

Janaye Ingram July 18, 2014 Too many people still don’t know about the threats to the right to vote. With an impending election, if more people aren’t educated, instead of having a say in critical issues like jobs, education or housing, decisions about those things will be made for them by people who may not…

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Elections for Sale

June 5, 2014

Why more people need to know about the Supreme Court’s recent decision that will allow unlimited money to be poured into elections and what we can do to address it. File this in the category of “under the radar.” There’s a lot that gets covered in the news and with the news cycle running all…

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The Awakening by Janaye Ingram

May 23, 2014

Young people have always been leaders of change within the movement.  Despite being thought of as the unengaged generation, there are millennials who are changing that perception as they attempt to change laws and policies.   Last year after the verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial, a group of Florida students called The Dream…

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Bringing Back Our Girls By Janaye Ingram

May 13, 2014

Why bringing back the Nigerian girls who were kidnapped and sold as brides is about a much bigger issue, and one that is almost never talked about in the U.S. – human trafficking. In the middle of all of the Donald Sterling talk and debate over whether the Clippers did enough or not in the…

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