Marquis Jenkins is WE ACT’s Director of Organizing, leading a growing team responsible for organizing and membership. He previously worked as the senior community organizer at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, travelling around the country to support communities of color organizing to address criminal justice issues. Prior to that he was an organizer with Good Old Lower East Side, Inc. (GOLES), where his focus was on organizing, educating, and empowering public housing residents. Marquis was introduced to organizing at the age of seventeen when he ran for resident association president of the public housing development where he grew up. Marquis attended Touro College where he majored in Education and Psychology.