Monica Weeks is the State Policy and Legislative Representative at the International Association of Fire Fighters where she advocates for better wages and working conditions for union members. When she’s not working at her day job, she is running her business, MSW Photography & Design, LLC where she is the principal photographer and just last year launched Se Habla Español, an apparel and design company with a mission to promote the work of Latina designers.
Monica was a national board member of NOW where she chaired the Immigration Protections Committee, working to mobilize NOW members to demand that their cities become sanctuary cities for immigrants. In her role as DC NOW President, she has lobbied DC City Council on gender violence, reproductive justice issues, and paid family leave and runs the organization’s electoral process. She also leads workshops on how to transform advocacy efforts into legislative victories.