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Michigan State Organizing Program Manager

Tashawna Gill was born in Detroit and was a proud attendee of Detroit Public Schools from k-12. She holds Associate degrees from Wayne County College, and a Bachelors as well as a Masters Degree from the University of Michigan. Tashawna first got introduced to the world of politics in 2013. She worked alongside the Phenomenal Honorable Alma Stallworth on Mayor Mike Duggan’s Mayoral campaign. In 2014 she helped to produce the youngest city councilman in the United States (Councilman Jewell Jones-Inkster Mi). In 2016 Tashawna joined the Hillary Clinton Campaign in Michigan, and in 2017 she felt it was necessary to focus her attention on the Detroit city clerk’s race before starting as a Regional Political & Field Director for The Gretchen Whitmer for Governor Campaign. In 2018, Tashawna served as The Political Advisor to Governor Gretchen Whitmer herself.

Tashawna has also been part of and created many powerful organizations that help to change the scope of elections, likeĀ  Women for Michigan United, United Precinct Delegates, The Grassroots Caucus, The New Black Progressives, Take Back MI 2020 and The African American Crisis Coalition. Tashawna is passionate in her belief that everyone – especially in organizing – has a talent and has a place on her team. She strongly believes that the job of a good leader is to find that talent and nurture it.