Jaira Burke

Jaira Burke is a community activist who is passionate about utilizing grassroots advocacy as a vehicle to attain social and economic justice for disenfranchised communities. She served as Coalition and Communications Organizer with the Fight for $15 and contributed to the city of Atlanta's adoption of a $15 minimum wage for all municipal employees. In her spare time, Jaira is a grassroots lobbyist for the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) and Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST). Currently, Jaira Burke is Campaign Manager for AMPLIFY GA, a joint campaign of 6 Atlanta nonprofits working to affirm abortion, in which she’s developed a multi-issue, value-based platform to be adopted by Georgia municipalities and educates community members and stakeholders about the need to expand and protect abortion access. Burke also enjoys empowering students through civic and public policy education in her work as Director of Programs and Outreach for Georgia Close Up Foundation. Jaira Burke has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and has a professional certification in Social Entrepreneurship from the University of Pennsylvania.

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