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.
Amanda Guiliano works at the American College of Ob-Gyns, where she manages projects to reduce maternal mortality and improve care for pregnant and postpartum women with mood and anxiety disorders and substance use disorders. Amanda recently completed a Master of Public Health from George Washington University, in which she focused on women's health promotion and policy, particularly sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence.
Disheartened by the national political scene, Amanda joined DC NOW in 2016 to channel frustration into action. In her role as DC NOW Vice President, she regularly drafts testimony for DC City Council on issues related to women's health and rights.