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Amy Everitt
is the State Director of NARAL Pro-Choice California and NARAL Pro-Choice California Foundation. Previously, she was the Political Director at EdVoice, a statewide education advocacy organization which works to make schools better for kids. Amy has worked on campaigns and elections for over 17 years working initially in the San Francisco Bay Area on state Assembly, SF Board of Supervisors and governor's campaigns. While based in Washington, DC, Amy was the West/Midwest Regional Political Director at the Democratic National Committee responsible for coordinating national efforts and providing direct support to campaigns throughout the region including the successful campaigns of Kathleen Sebelious in Kansas and Dave Freudenthal in Wyoming, both pro-choice Governors. While at the DNC, Amy championed the Rural Outreach Project which led to the establishment of a Rural Caucus. As the Regional Political Director for the DNC's Redistricting Project, she was responsible for advising and supporting redistricting efforts in the Northeast in 2001.

From 1995-97, Amy was the Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and later served as the Country Manager for Southeast and North Asia for the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. Amy has an undergraduate degree from UC Santa Cruz in American and International Politics and a Master's from UC San Diego's Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. She is the President of the UCSC Alumni Council, Co-Chair of the California Coalition for Civil Rights, Member of the Advisory Board of the San Francisco Women's Political Committee and the past Chair of EmergeCalifornia: Women Leaders for a Democratic Future.


Sarah La Due is the Assistant Director of Public Affairs at NARAL Pro-Choice California. In the position, Sarah oversees all of the organizationís political, communications, and volunteer outreach efforts throughout the state.

Sarah brings to the position a strong background in campaign and electoral politics. She has conducted opposition research for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), the Iowa Democratic Party Truman Fund, and Walsworth Political Research & Consulting. She also has experience in grassroots politics Ė in 2008 she managed a state house campaign in Iowa, and in 2006, she served as research director for Betty Suttonís congressional campaign in Ohioís 13th district. Prior to coming to NARAL, Sarah worked for Tulchin Research, a San Francisco polling firm. She has always been passionate about choice, but first began to explore the political movement when she interned at EMILYís List in Washington DC. Sarah earned a bachelorís degree in Political Science from UC Santa Barbara in 2005.




Chelsea Gelbart is the Public Affairs Associate at NARAL Pro-Choice California. Chelsea works on California legislative and political affairs as well as CPC advocacy and campus organizing.

Chelsea joined NARAL Pro-Choice California in 2012 as an intern during the election cycle. In that time, she worked on creating targeted mail pieces for competitive local, state, and congressional races in California. Chelsea brings a unique set of skills and perspective to NARAL; prior to her internship she was a team leader for Organizing for America where she recruited, trained, and managed a local team to re-elect President Obama. While studying abroad in Switzerland, Chelsea managed communications for a health non-profit and developed a unique social media campaign to promote awareness for cardiovascular diseases. Chelsea has always been passionate about choice and family planning and began to advocate for reproductive rights while working on contraceptive coverage for low income women at a community clinic in Washington, DC. She graduated with degrees in Anthropology and Economics from Smith College.

Alex Dollis the Office Administrator and Program Associate of NARAL Pro-Choice California. She works closely with the State Director on office administration, gift processing, and general program support.

Prior to joining NARAL Pro-Choice California, Alex worked as the temporary Executive Assistant to CEO Pamela Hawley at the social enterprise UniversalGiving. She also managed their social media accounts, conducted media outreach, and performed administrative duties. Alex has been involved with various non-profit organizations, including Womenís Initiative as a program intern, Friends Understanding Needs as a mentor to low-income middle schools, and the Holocaust Living History Workshop. Alex earned her Masterís in Gender from the London School of Economics and Political Scienceís Gender Institute. Her dissertation interrogated constructions of femininity, feminism, and sexuality in online media. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelorís degree in History and Gender Studies from UC San Diego, as well as spent a year studying British history at Kings College London.

 
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