Gina Clayton-Johnson is a Black feminist organizer, writer, and the founder and Executive Director of Essie Justice Group, the nation’s leading advocacy organization of women with incarcerated loved ones. She is also a central architect of the BREATHE Act, the largest piece of federal legislation delivered to Congress by a social movement. Gina has spent over 15 years advocating for Black communities and is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards. Gina is a leader of the Movement for Black Lives Policy Table, a founding Advisory Council member of the National Bail Out Collective, and a leading advocate for bail reform in California. She holds a BA from the University of Southern California and a JD from Harvard Law School. An avid runner, composter, and vegetable fermenter, Gina lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two young children.