As the State Director for NARAL Pro-Choice California, Amy Everitt has been an innovative advocate for reproductive freedom for women and families throughout California. Under her leadership, California became the only state to successfully regulate anti-choice crisis pregnancy centers and require them to share information about reproductive health options. Amy’s background in campaigns and elections, grassroots and grasstops organizing and coalition building has positioned NARAL as one of the top advocacy organizations for reproductive freedom in the state. She is regularly quoted in the press and has been published in the Sacramento Bee, San Francisco Chronicle and Huffington Post.
Amy was born and raised in the Bay Area, previously working at the Democratic National Committee, EdVoice and on a variety of political campaigns throughout the U.S. She passionately believes that profit can intersect with social good and has worked at the American Chamber of Commerce in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and the U. S. Trade and Development Agency in Washington, DC, bridging business opportunities for American companies with infrastructure needs in developing countries. She is a Steering Committee member for the Civil Rights Coalition of California, an Ambassador with the Friends of the Commission on the Status of Women in SF and a Board member of the Center for Civic Engagement.
She holds a BA in Politics from UC Santa Cruz and a Master’s in International Pacific Affairs from the School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego. She currently lives in the Bay Area with her three kids.