As the Community Engagement Oragnizer, the community’s needs are at the forefront of Agnes’ mind, guiding every aspect of her work. Ms. Gray’s earlier work in voter advocacy and education consisted of fielding phone calls for the Election Protection Network and reporting issues that Tennessee voters experienced at the polls during the 2016 presidential election. Agnes served as the Government Affairs Specialist at Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. in her hometown of Chattanooga, TN, where she collaborated with local elected officials and community leaders on outreach initiatives and contributed to the development of the Government Affairs Counsel legislative strategies.
Before joining the Common Cause Georgia team, Ms. Gray served as a front-line researcher and advocate for the Tennessee NAACP and Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Tennessee Participatory Redistricting Project. Through her work, she emphasized the need for community voice and input in the process while amplifying the importance of ensuring fair representation, equal protection, & compliance with the Voting Rights Act.
Agnes earned a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Multimedia Journalism from Middle Tennessee State University and is in the final stage of a Master’s Degree in Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech. She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.