Aisha Mills has spent over twenty years advocating for underserved, under-represented, and under-resourced communities, and she has fought and won campaigns on the front lines of some of the most consequential movements of our time.
She won marriage equality in Washington, D.C., crafted federal policy during the Obama administration, helped to elect hundreds of people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and women across the United States to local, state, and federal office, and recently ran for Congress in New York’s Hudson Valley.
Aisha’s advocacy extends beyond the campaign trail to media and academia. You can catch her regularly on MSNBC and CNN discussing social justice and progressive politics, and she hosted a daily primetime current affairs show on the Black News Channel.
Aisha was also a resident fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics and is invited back frequently to host seminars on identity politics, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
She’s a proud Terp (Let’s Go Maryland!) and serves on the boards of the National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund and the City of Newburgh’s Strategic Economic Development Advisory Council.