Anoa Changa

Staff Reporter

Anoa J. Changa (she/her) is a staff reporter leading Prism's coverage of electoral justice and voting rights.

An organizer by nature and a lawyer by trade, Anoa has a deep history of working within the realms of advocacy and justice. Her passion lies in building collaborative political spaces that fundamentally change the way communities and grassroots organizations engage with the social and political systems around us. Expanding on her experience as an attorney, Anoa has been a grassroots digital organizer and strategic advisor to several organizations. She came to Prism from the New Georgia Project, a nonpartison effort to register and civically engage Georgian voters, where she was the director of digital strategy and storytelling. Prior to that, she held the position of cities electoral manager for Democracy for America.

Anoa is a movement journalist, deeply influenced by grassroots-led electoral organizing efforts. She is the host of the podcast “The Way with Anoa” tackling politics and current events through a Black progressive feminist perspective. Anoa has bylines in The Independent, The Nation, Dame Magazine, Huffington Post, and Rewire.News. She is a speaker, trainer, and presenter in progressive spaces.

Anoa received a B.A. in Sociology and a Master in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University. She was awarded a J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law where she was a W.E.B Dubois fellowship recipient. She resides in Atlanta.

Georgia pushes for absentee voting amid coronavirus concerns

Across the country, election officials have scrambled to respond in the wake of the growing coronavirus pandemic...

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The long fight for police accountability and economic justice: A Q&A with Gicola Lane

Black women like Gicola Lane have been at the forefront of Southern organizing since the first movements...

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Amid a global pandemic, the Affordable Care Act turns 10 years old

Ten years ago today, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) into...

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How BART's Lateefah Simon uses public transportation to fight for justice and progressive values

Last month, Lateefah Simon, president of the BART Board of Directors, sat down with Prism to talk...

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Lessons to learn from the March primaries

Twenty states and American Samoa have gone to the polls so far this month, with five states...

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