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Tamika Butler, Esq.

Board Co-Chair

Tamika Butler is the California Director of Young Invincibles, a national organization representing the interests of 18 to 34 year-olds and making sure that their perspective is heard wherever decisions about their collective future are being made. YI focuses on the economic issues impacting young people—health care, jobs, and higher education—by conducting cutting-edge policy research and analysis, sharing the stories of young Americans, designing campaigns to educate on important issue areas, informing and mobilizing our generation and advocating to change the status quo. Tamika is responsible for building out Young Invincibles’ operations on the West Coast.

Before YI, Tamika was an attorney at Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center from 2009-2012. She was the John and Terry Levin Fellow for the Fair Play for Girls in Sports project where she engaged in community education, negotiations, litigation and policy work on behalf of female youth—primarily in low-income communities—who were not afforded equal athletic opportunities under Title IX. Tamika joined LASELC as a Skadden Fellow in the Racial Equality Program expanding employment rights outreach to members of the African-American communities of the Bay Area.

She received her Juris Doctorate in 2009 from Stanford Law School, and in 2006 received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Bachelor of Science in Sociology with a specialization in Criminal Justice from Creighton University, in her hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. Tamika is currently living in Los Angeles with her girlfriend Kelly and schnoodle Stewart Little.

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