Monifa Bandele

Senior Vice President – Moms Rising

Member – Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM)

Monifa Bandele is Senior Vice President for an on-the-ground and online grassroots organization of more than a million people who are working to achieve economic security for all moms, women, and families in the United States. There, she leads work on maternal and children’s health successfully winning policies at the federal and state levels that reduce maternal and infant mortality.  Monifa is on the leadership team for the Policy Table for the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL). Additionally, she is on the steering committee of the New York-based Communities United for Police Reform representing the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, which is a member organization of Movement for Black Lives. Just in the past decade, she led the launch of two historic and successful legal cases against police misconduct (Daniels v NYC and Floyd v NYC); worked to pass landmark police reform legislation in New York City (Community Safety Act 2013) and New York State (Repeal CRL 50-a bill, Special Prosecutor, and NY STAT Act); and was a contributing writer to M4BL’s Vision for Black Lives.