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Bio Brief - Anise Jenkins

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                                                          snip Anise Jenkins WaPo 13 July 1999      photo Anise Jenkins at the mic

Anise Jenkins
joined the Stand Up! for Democracy in DC Coalition (Free DC) upon its founding in 1997 and has served as its executive director / president since 2008. 

A native Washingtonian, Jenkins is a graduate of the Howard University Department of Political Science and also earned a master’s degree in Business at Howard.

Anise is the recipient of multiple awards and honors, including:

w Trailblazer Award from the Congress of Black Women
w DC Statehood Chair Service Award from the National Action Network
w 50 Most Influential of the Decade Award from The Washington Informer
w Community Cornerstone Award from DC Councilmember Anita Bonds
w DC Statehood Champion Award from the DC Congressional Delegation

She narrated and helped produce the documentary film, “The Road to DC Statehood – Under Construction” (partially funded by a grant from the DC government), which was originally produced in 2012 and has undergone updates.


Stand Up! (Free DC) is the first community-based organization to advocate and educate for civil rights
and full citizenship – which can be achieved through DC statehood – for 712,000 residents of the
District of Columbia since its founding in 1997.

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