Jennifer Parrish Taylor is the Program Manager for the Integrated Voter Engagement program at Groundswell Fund. Jennifer brings over a decade of community and political organizing experience in communities of color. Jennifer grew up in Portland, Oregon, an experience that shaped and informed her outlook and served as the catalyst of her passion to commit herself to issues of social justice. Upon her graduation from Smith College, Jennifer parlayed her interest in social justice and her penchant for speaking up, into working for a number of nonprofits (NARAL Pro-Choice America), political candidates (then Senators John Kerry and President Barack Obama), and unions (Working America, SEIU, and AFT-OR). Jennifer would later serve in the Obama Administration as a Special Assistant at the Peace Corps. As an organizer with Working America, she was part of an effort to advance both Paid Sick Leave and raising Oregon’s minimum wage to $15. As the State Affiliate Political Organizer for AFT-Oregon she worked closely with members and local union leaders to advance their political programs. Additionally, Jennifer served on the board of the Oregon Labor Candidate School where she worked with other members to identify and recruit labor friendly candidates to run for office.