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Monica Reid

Director of Advocacy

Monica L. Reid serves as the Director of Advocacy for NACDL. In this capacity, Monica coordinates NACDL’s efforts to mobilize individuals and groups in support of NACDL’s policy objectives. This includes assisting in the preparation of advocacy materials for NACDL activists and affiliates; preparing and disseminating federal and state action alerts regarding pending legislation; monitoring and tracking state legislation on priority issues; initiating and coordinating lobby meetings between NACDL members and Members of Congress; coordinating other grassroots lobby events (e.g., Washington lobby days and call-in campaigns); and facilitating state-level coalition building with influential community members and organizations.

Monica has eight years of professional experience in government relations and advocacy. Prior to joining NACDL, she served as a Legislative Assistant/Analyst for Fairfax County Government and Government Affairs Assistant for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

Monica has worked to promote civic awareness, political engagement and advocacy throughout the Washington Metropolitan Region. She currently serves as Convener for the Northern Virginia (NOVA) Coalition for Black Civic Participation, which is a coalition of over 30 nonprofit organizations created to register and educate African American voters in Northern Virginia through the “NOVA Votes: Educating and Encouraging the Black Vote” campaign. As Convener, she facilitates partnerships with statewide and local organizations and manages the Coalition’s voter empowerment efforts.

In 2013, Monica was awarded the Marian Van Landingham Legislation & Public Policy Award by the Alexandria Commission on Women, the Excellence in Social Action Award by the Omicron Zeta Sigma Alumni Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., and was a 2013 recipient of the Top 40 Under 40 Award presented by the EnVest Foundation.

Monica is a graduate of George Mason University with a Masters in Public Administration and a B.A. in Government & International Politics and Economics.

Contact Information

Phone: (202) 465-7660


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