Erinn D. Martin

WOC in Politics

Erinn D. Martin serves as Policy Counsel for the Public Policy Project at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law where she advocates for judicial integrity and the advancement and protection of civil rights at the federal level.

Prior to joining the Lawyers’ Committee, she was a Staff Attorney at the Center for Reproductive Rights. She has also served at the U.S. Department of Justice, where her work focused on consumer protection and appellate civil rights matters. While at DOJ, Erinn was part of a trial team that won a landmark telemarketing civil penalty. She began her legal career as a legal fellow for the National Center for Law and Economic Justice.

Erinn received her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she was a Frank J. Guarini Leaders in Government Service Scholar and a student advocate in the Brennan Center for Justice Public Policy Advocacy Clinic. She holds a B.A. from the University of Maryland and a M.S. Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania. She currently serves as President of the Greater Washington Area Chapter, Women Lawyers Division of the National Bar Association (GWAC).

9:30 - 10:45 AM PST

March 20th Day 1

WOC in Politics Panel

Despite diverse demographics, most politicians are still white men. Women of color make up 19% of the US population, yet they constitute only 4.5% of Congress. The absence of representation creates a lack of attention and advocacy for the issues important to underserved communities, which is why women of color need to be at the decision-making table. Their voices and experiences are necessary at every level of our political system because their participation is essential to creating a just, inclusive, and thriving society.